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

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • A Flint,

  • K New,

  • MW Davies


Anndrea Flint, Nurse Unit Manager, Grantley Stable Neonatal Unit, Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Brisbane, 4029, AUSTRALIA. Anndrea_Flint@health.qld.gov.au.

Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effects on weight gain and achievement of successful breast-feeding of cup feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding in newborn infants that are unable to fully breastfeed.

To determine if outcomes differ by:

Population:

  • born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation) versus term (greater than or equal to 37 weeks gestation)

  • born with oral-facial abnormalities such as a cleft lip and/or cleft palate versus no oral-facial abnormalities