From the Editors for 2018(3) - ​

We are excited to share an issue with important information about several clinical issues central to high risk infants.  A literature review looks at feeding intervals in preterm infants, new data on a neonatal eating assessment tool are revealed, and research on supports and barriers to provision of human milk by African American mothers of preterm infants are explored.  Other manuscripts look at the evidence about Bubble CPAP in extremely low birthweight infants, impact of skin-to-skin duration on physiological parameters, and preterm infant outcomes with delayed cord clamping.  Another article compares the use of placental and neonatal admission complete blood could and blood culture data to assess the reliability of placental blood use as a timelier method to diagnosis of neonatal sepsis. 

Multisensory Intervention for Preterm Infants Improves Sucking Organization

An intervention to teach mothers of preterm infants how to interact with their babies more effectively results in better weight gain and growth for the infants. This Advances in Neonatal Care article shows that infants who receive this intervention grow better and also more rapidly develop the muscle control needed for successful feeding.

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