DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-509074/v1
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samane Sefatbaqa, Yadollah Zahedpasha, Marzieh Hasanpour, Karimollah Hajian Tilaki, Mohammad Reza Zarkesh, Afsaneh Arzani, Heidelise Als

Abstract: Abstract Background: Feedings based on behavioral cues is a method relying on infants’ behavioral expressions of readiness to feed. The objective of this interventional study was to determine the effect of cue-based feeding on the short-term health outcomes of preterm infants.Methods: This quasi-experimental study utilized a historical or phase lag design. It involved 60 preterm infants admitted to an Iranian referral hospital’s Level III-Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from June 2018 until January …

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