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Infant feeding behaviors as a measure of neurodevelopment

by Ruth Lucas, PhD, RNC, CLS
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: No

Infant feeding behavior is a complex neurodevelopment behavior. Infant feeding is compressed of infants’ latch and SuPPRT (sucking pressure pattern regulated over time) in both bottle and breastfeeding sessions. In preterm bottle feeding infants, the regulation of these two components is a measure of neurodevelopment. However, infants’ latch and SuPPRT in breastfeeding has not been explored. Dr. Lucas will review infants’ latch and SuPPRT during bottle and breastfeeding and explore how these differences make breastfeeding a more sensitive newborn neurodevelopmental measure. Finally, Dr. Lucas will propose why we should consider differences in infant latch and SuPPRT to be a neurodevelopmental infant measure.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Compare and contrast neurodevelopmental difference in infants’ latch and SuPPRT during nonnutritive sucking, breast and bottle feeding
Objective 2: Describe the relationship between infants’ latch and SuPPRT during bottle feeding and later neurodevelopment
Objective 3: Evaluate the evidence to consider infants’ latch and SuPPRT during breastfeeding to be a neurodevelopmental measure

Presentations: 28  |  Hours / CE Credits: 25.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks