Affiliation: Virginia Commonwealth University
- Pickler R, Reyna B. Effects of non-nutritive sucking on nutritive sucking, breathing, and behavior during bottle feedings of preterm infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 2004;4:226-34 pubmed..Behavioral state during feedings and feeding efficiency were not affected by prefeeding NNS. In this sample, the use of prefeeding NNS did not affect NS, breathing during feeding, or select behavioral characteristics of feeding. ..
- Pickler R, Chiaranai C, Reyna B. Relationship of the first suck burst to feeding outcomes in preterm infants. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2006;20:157-62 pubmed..The findings suggest that as infants gain experience at feeding, the first suck burst could be a useful indicator for how successful a particular feeding might be. ..