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Volume 10/Issue 2, March 2014

Non-nutritive sucking for infants: what are the issues?

Celia Harding


This article explores the reasons why practitioners use a non-nutritive sucking programme with infants who are developing feeding skills. Non-nutritive sucking is undoubtedly an approach that provides support for a developing infant who is learning to feed, but some of the explanations as to why it is successful and how it relates to nutritive sucking remain unclear.

Harding C. Non-nutritive sucking for infants: what are the issues? Infant 2014; 10(2): 50-53.

 
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