24 January 2019

Timing of oral feeding changes in premature infants who underwent osteopathic manipulative treatment

The delayed transition from gavage-to-nipple feeding is one of the most significant factors that may prolong hospital length of stay (LOS). Osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) has been demonstrated to be effective regarding LOS reduction, but no investigations have documented its clinical validity for attaining oral feeding.┬áThe objectives of this study were to assess OMT utility regarding the timing of oral feeding in healthy preterm infants … ABSTRACT

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