AffiliationUniversity of Southern Indiana
TitleFeeding Techniques in the NICU
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Providing adequate nutritional support in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is highly important for developing infants. NICU feeding includings a variety of areas such as lactation, tube feeding, and differing strategies such as cue-based and volume-driven feeding. This presentation dives further into the differing strategies with an emphasis on the benefits and drawbacks. The research showed an increased move to cue-based feeding due to increased benefits for the infants. Cue based feeding shows an increase in positive experiences for the infant with an increased client-centered approach .