nonnutritive sucking


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sucking

 [suk´ing]
moving the lips and tongue in such a way as to create suction and draw fluids or solids into the mouth. See also sucking reflex.
nonnutritive sucking in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the provision of sucking opportunities for the infant who is gavage fed or who can receive nothing by mouth.

nonnutritive sucking

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as provision of sucking opportunities for the infant. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.

non·nu·tri·tive suck·ing

(non-nū'tri-tiv sŭk'ing)
The sucking patterns used by infants to self-calm, regulate, organize, and explore; not associated with feeding.

non·nu·tri·tive suck·ing

(non-nū'tri-tiv sŭk'ing)
The sucking patterns used by infants to self-calm, regulate, organize, and explore; not associated with feeding.

nonnutritive sucking,

n a behavior of infants and toddlers that includes sucking on objects (fingers, pacifiers, etc.) out of habit or for psychologic comfort.
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