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Cup feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding for newborn infants unable to fully breastfeed

  1. Anndrea Flint1,*,
  2. Karen New2,
  3. Mark W Davies3

Editorial Group: Cochrane Neonatal Group

Published Online: 18 APR 2007

Assessed as up-to-date: 10 DEC 2006

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005092.pub2

How to Cite

Flint A, New K, Davies MW. Cup feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding for newborn infants unable to fully breastfeed. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD005092. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005092.pub2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Royal Women's Hospital, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Level 2, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  2. 2

    Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

  3. 3

    Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Dept of Neonatology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

*Anndrea Flint, Centre for Clinical Nursing, Level 2, Royal Women's Hospital, Butterfield St, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland, 4029, Australia. Anndrea.Flint@health.qld.gov.au.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 18 APR 2007

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References

References to studies included in this review

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  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Collins 2004 {published data only}
  • Collins CT, Ryan P, Crowther CA, McPhee AJ, Paterson S, Hiller JE. Effect of bottles, cups and dummies on breast feeding in preterm infants: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Online First bmj.com 18 June 2004;BMJ, doi:10.1136/bmj.38131.675914.55.
Gilks 2004 {published data only}
  • Gilks J, Watkinson M. Improving breast feeding in preterm babies: Cup feeding versus bottle feeding. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 2004;10:118-20.
Mosley 2001 {published data only}
  • Mosley C, Whittle C, Hicks C. A pilot study to assess the viability of a randomised controlled trial of methods of supplementary feeding of breast-fed pre-term babies. Midwifery 2001;17:150-7.
Rocha 2002 {published data only}
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References to studies excluded from this review

  1. References to studies included in this review
  2. References to studies excluded from this review
  3. Additional references
Brown 1999 {published data only}
Davis 1948 {published data only}
Dowling 2001 {published data only}
  • Dowling DA, Thanattherakul W. Nipple confusion, alternative methods, and breast-feeding supplementation: State of the science. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews 2001;1:217-23.
Dowling 2002 {published data only}
  • Dowling DA, Meier PP, DiFiore JM, Blatz M, Martin RJ. Cup-feeding for preterm infants: Mechanics and safety. Journal of Human Lactation 2002;18:13-20.
Fredeen 1948 {published data only}
Freer 1999 {published data only}
  • Freer Y. A comparison of breast and cup feeding in preterm infants: effects on physiological parameters. Journal of Neonatal Nursing 1999;5:16-21.
Gupta 1999 {published data only}
Howard 1999 {published data only}
  • Howard CR, de Blieck EA, ten Hoopen CB, Howard FM, Lanphear BP, Lawrence RA. Pyhsiologic stability of newborns during cup and bottle feeding. Pediatrics 1999;104:1204-7.
Howard 2003 {published data only}
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Malhotra 1999 {published data only}
Marinelli 2001 {published data only}
  • Marinelli KA, Burke GS, Dodd VL. A comparison of the safety of cupfeedings and bottlefeedings in premature infants whose mothers intend to breastfeed. Journal of Perinatology 2001;21:350-5.

Additional references

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  3. Additional references
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Higgins 2002
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  • National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN). Position Statement #3017 Cup and finger feeding of breast milk. www.nann.org/files/public/ (accessed 12 August 2004).
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