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Masters Thesis | Physiotherapy | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Effect of Oromotor Stimulation on Breastfeeding Performance Administrated by Therapist versus Trained Mother's in Preterm Infants
Dr. Sabiya Pathan | Dr. Chaitali Shah 
Abstract: Objective: The study evaluated the effectiveness of involving Mother's of preterm infants to administer oromotor stimulation therapy by training them during their hospitalization period. Design: A prospective Randomized controlled Study Participants: 200 Moderate to late preterm infants (32 - 36 Gestational weeks) on palladai or Gavage feeding were divided by randomly allocated ICU and KMC units to Control Group A (n=100) and Interventional Group B (n=100). Methods: Mothers in interventional group were trained to administer an oromotor stimulation therapy to their infants after a training period of a week. In control Group, same was administered by the therapist. Outcome measures of Preterm infant Breastfeeding performance and Total number of transition day to full breastfeeding were recorded and assessed. Results: The Control Group A showed more early transition to full breast feeds and early development of latching on breastfeeding behaviour as compared to Group B (p - value: <0.0001) Both groups showed significant difference in overall outcome measures. Conclusion: As a measure of Developmental Support Care for preterm infants, training mother's to administer Oromotor stimulation can improve feeding performance where the no. of preterm infants are higher then no. of therapist available in India. Paying more attention to till training mothers, Therapist should treat the infants and always motivate mothers to get trained.
Keywords: Exercise to improve sucking reflex in preterm infants, Exercise to improve nutritive component of premature infants, Exercise for mother's to improve breastfeeding of their preemies, Exercise for Preterm infant' aurosal behaviour, Oromotor stimulation, Preterm infants, Training mothers, Breastfeeding performance
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 483 - 486