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Co-Regulated Feeding is used to prevent stress during feeding and ease the challenges very preterm infants experience coordinating breathing and swallowing during the early months. This study evaluates implementation of co-regulated feeding. Presence of the nurse while mothers feed their very preterm infant offers an opportunity to guide mothers in co-regulated, cue-based feeding.
Did you know there are wide variations in nipple flow rates among various brands available for parents to purchase for feeding their babies after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit? These variations have consequences for feeding safety for small fragile babies. This innovative study evaluated flow rates of multiple nipple brands on the market and explains the implications for practice of their variation.
Feeding difficulties in early childhood are common, affecting approximately 25% of typically developing children and up to 80% of children with developmental disabilities. Perspectives of parents as caregivers have not been included in how feeding problems are viewed by clinicians. These researchers studied how parents as caregivers of their infants conceptualize pediatric feeding problems.
Feeding a preterm infant can be stressful for mothers. This study evaluates changes in maternal psychological distress and its association with mothers' feeding behaviors as their preterm infants transitioned to full oral feeding. Nurses offering mothers of preterm infants emotional support may enhance maternal psychological well-being while their babies are learning to feed orally.
A team approach is ideal in working with children with feeding problems and their families. Members of many disciplines can contribute to successful outcomes when children are diagnosed with feeding problems. Nurses are key members of the interdisciplinary feeding team.
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The first two years of life are a very important period for development of obesity and its prevention. Obesity affects 8.1% of infants in the United States. Helping caregivers recognize the range of hunger and fullness cues an infant might express over the course of development is essential to responsive feeding and may be a factor in preventing overfeeding, overeating, and risk of obesity.
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2015 MCN Research Paper of the Year
Parenting Perceptions of Low-Income Mothers
Published in MCN, March/April 2015 - Volume 40, Issue 2
Authors: Webb, Jenny MSN, RN; Morris, Melanie Hall MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, CCE; Thomas, Sandra P. PhD, RN, FAAN; Combs-Orme, Terri PhD
2015 MCN Practice Paper of the Year
Concussion Evaluation and Mangement in Pediatrics
Published in MCN,
March/April 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 2
Authors: Rivera, Robin G. MSN, RN, FNP-BC; Roberson, Susan P. MSN, RN, ANP-BC; Whelan, Margaret EdD, RN, FNP-BC; Rohan, Annie PhD, RN, NNP/PNP-BC
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