Evaluating Product Characteristics for Infant Feeding and Non-Nutritive Sucking
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Clinical decisions regarding
infant feeding not only affect nutritional status but also respiratory function
in medically fragile populations. The articles in this journal self-study
examine products designed to promote safe infant feeding and sucking patterns.
Importantly, they compare and contrast products so that clinicians are equipped
to make informed decisions that do not rely on marketing claims. The first two
articles focus on bottle nipple characteristics that promote safe milk ingestion and respiratory effects and the third examines a range of
pacifiers to determine which characteristics promote the most productive
non-nutritive sucking pattern.
You will be able to:
- compare intended versus actual milk flow characteristics of
bottle nipples used in clinical settings with preterm or medically fragile infants
- describe pacifier characteristics that affect non-nutritive
Online, multiple-choice exam