Early feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy: weight and neuro-developmental outcomes

S Motion, K Northstone, AM Emond, S Stucke, J Golding

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Abstract

Using prospectively collected data from 13971 births enrolled in a large population-based cohort study (Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children: ALSPAC), the prevalence of feeding difficulties at 4 weeks and 6 months of age in 33 children subsequently diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) were investigated. It was also assessed whether early feeding difficulties could be predictive of functional and growth outcomes at age 8 years. Weak sucking at 4 weeks of age was reported in 11 of 23 children with CP and in 2206 of 12299 (18%) of the remaining population (p
Translated title of the contributionEarly feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy: weight and neuro-developmental outcomes
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40 - 43
Number of pages4
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume44 (1)
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2002

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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