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Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE INFANT FEEDING PATTERN

ShareINEFFECTIVE  INFANT  FEEDING  PATTERN DEFINITION Impaired ability of an infant to suck or coordinate the suck/swallow response resulting in inadequate oral nutrition for metabolic needs DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Inability to coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing • Inability to initiate or sustain effective suck RELATED FACTORS • Anatomic abnormality • Oral hypersensitivity • Neurological delay or [...]