Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: NEOMED researcher designs therapeutic intervention to help preterm infants suck, swallow and breathe

(Northeast Ohio Medical University) Poor ability to coordinate feeding and breathing compromises the short -- and long-term health of the growing number of preterm infants born today. Using an animal model of these fragile human patients will test the effect oral sensory stimulation, a promising avenue for therapeutic interventions, has on the feeding safety of infants over the course of post-natal nervous system maturation.