Oromotor Problem in Premature Infants: An Overview

  • Melda Warliani Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Hasanudin University, Makassar
  • Nilla Mayasari Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Wahidin Sudirohusodo Hospital, Hasanudin University, Makassar
  • Ferius Soewito Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Hermina Kemayoran Hospital, Jakarta
Keywords: Infant, Premature, Oromotor

Abstract

Indonesia ranked 5th within the countries with highest premature infant rate, with numbers of premature delivery is 675.700. The number is equal with the born rate 15.5 per 100 delivery each year. In premature infants some problem can be found, including oral feeding. Oral feeding problems in infant is caused by immature organ system, such as cardiopulmonal, central nervous system, oral muscles, et cetera. Proper treatment will prevent further complications and assist infants on their optimal growth and development.

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Published
2021-01-23
How to Cite
Warliani, M., Nilla Mayasari, & Ferius Soewito. (2021). Oromotor Problem in Premature Infants: An Overview. Journal Of The Indonesian Medical Association, 70(12), 278-286. https://doi.org/10.47830/jinma-vol.70.12-2020-157