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Clinicaltrials.gov identifier NCT00859092
Recruitment Status Completed
First Posted March 10, 2009
Last update posted March 9, 2012
Swallowing dysfunction and delay of oral feeding skills in premature infants significantly delay discharge from the hospital. Thickening oral formula or breast milk feeds with commercial thickeners and rice cereal has been used in some nurseries with the goal of promoting development of adequate feeding skills. The objective of this pilot study is to examine the effect of thickened feeds on premature infants with oral feeding difficulties due to dysfunction secondary to immature swallowing. Hypotheses: - Thickened feeds will lead to a reduction in symptoms secondary to immature swallowing in 32-40 weeks gestational age infants when compared to non-thickened feeds - Thickened feeds will promote transition to hospital discharge.
|Experimental: Thickening of feeds
Dietary Supplement: Simply Thick
Simply Thick® added to each bottle of formula or beast milk to create nectar or honey consistency
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1. apneas and bradycardias with oral feedings
2. oxygen desaturations with oral feedings
3. excessive coughing or gagging with oral feedings
1. less than 32 weeks adjusted gestational age
2. greater than 40 weeks adjusted gestational age
United States, Virginia
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
David Oelberg, M.D.
Principal Investigator: David Oelberg, MD Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters