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Perinatología y reproducción humana

On-line version ISSN 2524-1710Print version ISSN 0187-5337


GUIDO-CAMPUZANO, Martina Angélica; IBARRA-REYES, María del Pilar; MATEOS-ORTIZ, Carina  and  MENDOZA-VASQUEZ, Nelly. Effectiveness of non-nutritive sucking in preterm infants. Perinatol. Reprod. Hum. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.3, pp.198-207. ISSN 2524-1710.

A literature review was conducted to determine the effectiveness of non-nutritive sucking in preterm infants as part of daily care in order to improve the quality of life, thereby avoiding possible motor impairment, cognitive and social future stages of development and assisting in the speedy recovery of the hospitalized infant. Also establish and define the intervention of medical personnel and to inform and educate parents about the usefulness of using non-nutritive sucking. Search was conducted in MEDLINE and EMBASE, including those articles published in the last 6 years. Based on available evidence, non nutritive sucking preterm infants have clinical benefit (significantly reducing the duration of hospital stay in preterm infants and quick transition orogastric tube to bottle feeds and better performance bottle-feeding) and seem to have no negative effect in the short term.

Keywords : Early stimulation; non nutritive sucking; intervention of health.

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