nutritive sucking

nu·tri·tive suck·ing

(nū'tri-tiv sŭk'ing)
The patterns used by the infant to obtain nourishment from the breast or bottle.
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Results showed that nutritive sucking difficulties were significantly associated with OD (p=0.042).
Others have been exploring the effects of mechanical properties of feeding nipples on nutritive sucking [50], suggesting that these characteristics are important considerations during both NNS and oral feeds.
Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are considered a form of nutritive sucking (NS) because the purpose of NS is to obtain nutrition in the form of breast milk or formula.
As a result, the infants may not be able to successfully initiate nutritive sucking (i.e., nipple feeding) without the propelling effect of the suckle reflex even if the child practiced non-nutritive sucking.
Characteristics of nutritive sucking in the release for oral feeding in preterm newborns of different gestational ages.
Energy consumption and effort during nutritive sucking in premature infants can reduce oxygen saturation and can expend calories resulting in weight loss (Hill, 1992).
The null hypothesis stated no effect of nutritive sucking on prolonged pacifier-sucking habits.
In addition, nutritive sucking is a measure of the infant's neurobehavioral competency and characterizes an infant's availability for interaction with the environment, as well as a measure of the underlying maturation and stability of the infant's central nervous system (Wolf & Glass, 1992).
If nutritive sucking is not the dominant form of sucking the first few days, problems will be present.
The coordinated suck-swallow-breathe response, which develops in the 34th week of gestation, is a precursor to nutritive sucking ability and nipple feeding.
The evaluation of the lingual frenulum of babies generally comprises visual observation of the aspects of the frenulum, tongue mobility, non-nutritive sucking, nutritive sucking and swallowing [5,7].
Neonatal nutritive sucking: Effects of taste stimulation upon sucking rhythm and heart rate.