Feeding Considerations in Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) often demonstrate feeding difficulties greater than those of age-matched preterm infants. Clinicians must understand the nature of the underlying disease process and the implications to swallow function. The speech-language pathologist plays an integral role in optimizing positive feeding experiences in this patient population. ... Article
Article  |   December 01, 2012
Feeding Considerations in Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Donna Edwards
    The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH
  • Emily Mayfield
    Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Marni Simon
    Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Hartford, CT
  • Disclosure: Donna Edwards is Perspectives Editor for ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Emily Mayfield and Marni Simon have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.
    Disclosure: Donna Edwards is Perspectives Editor for ASHA Special Interest Group 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia). Emily Mayfield and Marni Simon have no financial or nonfinancial relationships related to the content of this article.×
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Special Populations / Genetic & Congenital Disorders
Article   |   December 01, 2012
Feeding Considerations in Infants With Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 135-142. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.135
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), December 2012, Vol. 21, 135-142. doi:10.1044/sasd21.4.135

Infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) often demonstrate feeding difficulties greater than those of age-matched preterm infants. Clinicians must understand the nature of the underlying disease process and the implications to swallow function. The speech-language pathologist plays an integral role in optimizing positive feeding experiences in this patient population.

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