Suck swallow breathe coordination in exclusively breastfed infants and those with oral anomalies

Anna Cannon

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

Breasffeeding is a complex relationship between a mother and her infant that encompasses the maternal capacity to produce adequate volumes of milk and the ability of her infant to painlessly and efficiently remove milk from the breast. This thesis, as a series of journal articles, explores suck, swallow and breathe (SSB) coordination in term breast fed infants with and without oral anomalies. The findings of this thesis suggest that healthy breast fed infants adapt to maternal milk flow thus display variable SSB patterns. Further, a comprehensive clinical approach to SSB assessment that would include objective milk production output measurement is encouraged in infants with oral anomalies.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Perrella, Sharon, Supervisor
  • Geddes, Donna, Supervisor
  • Lai, Ching Tat, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date8 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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