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Paula Meier

TitleProfessor
InstitutionRush University, College of Nursing
DepartmentWomen, Children and Family Nursing
Address1653 W. Congress Parkway
Chicago IL 60612
Phone708-307-7496
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    My Scopus ID is 7201724308.
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    1. Rossman B, Meier PP, Janes JE, Lawrence C, Patel AL. Human Milk Provision Experiences, Goals, and Outcomes for Teen Mothers with Low-Birth-Weight Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Breastfeed Med. 2017 May 30. PMID: 28557525.
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    2. Rossman B, Greene MM, Kratovil AL, Meier PP. Resilience in Mothers of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants Hospitalized in the NICU. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2017 May - Jun; 46(3):434-445. PMID: 28263724.
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    3. Engstrom JL, Patel AL, Meier PP. Eliminating Disparities in Mother's Milk Feeding in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 182:8-9. PMID: 28081887.
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    4. Meier PP, Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Rossman B. Evidence-Based Methods That Promote Human Milk Feeding of Preterm Infants: An Expert Review. Clin Perinatol. 2017 Mar; 44(1):1-22. PMID: 28159199.
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    5. Fleurant E, Schoeny M, Hoban R, Asiodu IV, Riley B, Meier PP, Bigger H, Patel AL. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Maternal Goal Setting as a Key Social Factor. Breastfeed Med. 2017 Jan/Feb; 12:20-27. PMID: 27906557.
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    6. Patel AL, Johnson TJ, Robin B, Bigger HR, Buchanan A, Christian E, Nandhan V, Shroff A, Schoeny M, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Influence of own mother's milk on bronchopulmonary dysplasia and costs. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 May; 102(3):F256-F261. PMID: 27806990.
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    7. Meier P, Patel A, Esquerra-Zwiers A. Donor Human Milk Update: Evidence, Mechanisms, and Priorities for Research and Practice. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan; 180:15-21. PMID: 27773337.
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    8. Riley B, Schoeny M, Rogers L, Asiodu IV, Bigger HR, Meier PP, Patel AL. Barriers to Human Milk Feeding at Discharge of Very Low-Birthweight Infants: Evaluation of Neighborhood Structural Factors. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Sep; 11:335-42. PMID: 27347851; PMCID: PMC5031119 [Available on 09/01/17].
    9. Meier PP, Patel AL, Hoban R, Engstrom JL. Which breast pump for which mother: an evidence-based approach to individualizing breast pump technology. J Perinatol. 2016 Jul; 36(7):493-9. PMID: 26914013; PMCID: PMC4920726.
    10. Patra K, Greene MM, Patel AL, Meier P. Maternal Education Level Predicts Cognitive, Language, and Motor Outcome in Preterm Infants in the Second Year of Life. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jul; 33(8):738-44. PMID: 26890439; PMCID: PMC4919155.
    11. Patel AL, Mutlu EA, Sun Y, Koenig L, Green S, Jakubowicz A, Mryan J, Engen P, Fogg L, Chen AL, Pombar X, Meier PP, Keshavarzian A. Longitudinal Survey of Microbiota in Hospitalized Preterm Very-Low-Birth-Weight Infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2016 Feb; 62(2):292-303. PMID: 26230901; PMCID: PMC4724288 [Available on 02/01/17].
    12. Esquerra-Zwiers A, Rossman B, Meier P, Engstrom J, Janes J, Patel A. "It's Somebody Else's Milk": Unraveling the Tension in Mothers of Preterm Infants Who Provide Consent for Pasteurized Donor Human Milk. J Hum Lact. 2016 Feb; 32(1):95-102. PMID: 26590179; PMCID: PMC4959541 [Available on 02/01/17].
    13. Hoban R, Bigger H, Patel AL, Rossman B, Fogg LF, Meier P. Goals for Human Milk Feeding in Mothers of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: How Do Goals Change and Are They Achieved During the NICU Hospitalization? Breastfeed Med. 2015 Jul-Aug; 10(6):305-11. PMID: 26110439; PMCID: PMC4523097.
    14. Namachivayam K, Coffing HP, Sankaranarayanan NV, Jin Y, MohanKumar K, Frost BL, Blanco CL, Patel AL, Meier PP, Garzon SA, Desai UR, Maheshwari A. Transforming growth factor-ß2 is sequestered in preterm human milk by chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2015 Aug 01; 309(3):G171-80. PMID: 26045614; PMCID: PMC4525106.
    15. Greene MM, Rossman B, Patra K, Kratovil AL, Janes JE, Meier PP. Depression, anxiety, and perinatal-specific posttraumatic distress in mothers of very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2015 Jun; 36(5):362-70. PMID: 26039191; PMCID: PMC4455033.
    16. Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Cost savings of human milk as a strategy to reduce the incidence of necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants. Neonatology. 2015; 107(4):271-6. PMID: 25765818; PMCID: PMC4458214.
    17. Greene MM, Rossman B, Patra K, Kratovil A, Khan S, Meier PP. Maternal psychological distress and visitation to the neonatal intensive care unit. Acta Paediatr. 2015 Jul; 104(7):e306-13. PMID: 25684177; PMCID: PMC4792263.
    18. Rossman B, Greene MM, Meier PP. The role of peer support in the development of maternal identity for "NICU Moms". J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2015 Jan-Feb; 44(1):3-16. PMID: 25580732; PMCID: PMC4315745.
    19. Patel AL, Trivedi S, Bhandari NP, Ruf A, Scala CM, Witowitch G, Chen Y, Renschen C, Meier PP, Silvestri JM. Reducing necrotizing enterocolitis in very low birth weight infants using quality-improvement methods. J Perinatol. 2014 Nov; 34(11):850-7. PMID: 25010221; PMCID: PMC4216600.
    20. Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Economic benefits and costs of human milk feedings: a strategy to reduce the risk of prematurity-related morbidities in very-low-birth-weight infants. Adv Nutr. 2014 Mar 01; 5(2):207-12. PMID: 24618763; PMCID: PMC3951804.
    21. Bigger HR, Fogg LJ, Patel A, Johnson T, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Quality indicators for human milk use in very low-birthweight infants: are we measuring what we should be measuring? J Perinatol. 2014 Apr; 34(4):287-91. PMID: 24526005; PMCID: PMC3969767.
    22. Meier PP, Bode L. Health, nutrition, and cost outcomes of human milk feedings for very low birthweight infants. Adv Nutr. 2013 Nov; 4(6):670-1. PMID: 24228197; PMCID: PMC3823514.
    23. Meier P, Patel AL, Wright K, Engstrom JL. Management of breastfeeding during and after the maternity hospitalization for late preterm infants. Clin Perinatol. 2013 Dec; 40(4):689-705. PMID: 24182956; PMCID: PMC4289642.
    24. Jegier BJ, Johnson TJ, Engstrom JL, Patel AL, Loera F, Meier P. The institutional cost of acquiring 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Hum Lact. 2013 Aug; 29(3):390-9. PMID: 23776080; PMCID: PMC4608232.
    25. Rossman B, Kratovil AL, Greene MM, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. "I have faith in my milk": the meaning of milk for mothers of very low birth weight infants hospitalized in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Hum Lact. 2013 Aug; 29(3):359-65. PMID: 23599267.
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    26. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Rossman B. Breastfeeding peer counselors as direct lactation care providers in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Hum Lact. 2013 Aug; 29(3):313-22. PMID: 23563112.
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    27. Meier PP, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Rossman B, Engstrom JL. Supporting breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: Rush Mother's Milk Club as a case study of evidence-based care. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 60(1):209-26. PMID: 23178066.
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    28. Patel AL, Johnson TJ, Engstrom JL, Fogg LF, Jegier BJ, Bigger HR, Meier PP. Impact of early human milk on sepsis and health-care costs in very low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 2013 Jul; 33(7):514-9. PMID: 23370606; PMCID: PMC3644388.
    29. Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Jegier BJ, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Cost of morbidities in very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 162(2):243-49.e1. PMID: 22910099; PMCID: PMC3584449.
    30. Rossman B, Engstrom JL, Meier PP. Healthcare providers' perceptions of breastfeeding peer counselors in the neonatal intensive care unit. Res Nurs Health. 2012 Oct; 35(5):460-74. PMID: 22753129; PMCID: PMC3442151.
    31. Neville MC, Anderson SM, McManaman JL, Badger TM, Bunik M, Contractor N, Crume T, Dabelea D, Donovan SM, Forman N, Frank DN, Friedman JE, German JB, Goldman A, Hadsell D, Hambidge M, Hinde K, Horseman ND, Hovey RC, Janoff E, Krebs NF, Lebrilla CB, Lemay DG, MacLean PS, Meier P, Morrow AL, Neu J, Nommsen-Rivers LA, Raiten DJ, Rijnkels M, Seewaldt V, Shur BD, VanHouten J, Williamson P. Lactation and neonatal nutrition: defining and refining the critical questions. J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia. 2012 Jun; 17(2):167-88. PMID: 22752723; PMCID: PMC3428522.
    32. Higgins RD, Devaskar S, Hay WW, Ehrenkranz RA, Greer FR, Kennedy K, Meier P, Papile L, Sherman MP. Executive summary of the workshop "Nutritional Challenges in the High Risk Infant". J Pediatr. 2012 Mar; 160(3):511-6. PMID: 22240111; PMCID: PMC4530452.
    33. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Janes JE, Jegier BJ, Loera F. Breast pump suction patterns that mimic the human infant during breastfeeding: greater milk output in less time spent pumping for breast pump-dependent mothers with premature infants. J Perinatol. 2012 Feb; 32(2):103-10. PMID: 21818062; PMCID: PMC3212618.
    34. Rossman B, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Vonderheid SC, Norr KF, Hill PD. "They've walked in my shoes": mothers of very low birth weight infants and their experiences with breastfeeding peer counselors in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Hum Lact. 2011 Feb; 27(1):14-24. PMID: 21173423.
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    35. Rodriguez NA, Meier PP, Groer MW, Zeller JM, Engstrom JL, Fogg L. A pilot study to determine the safety and feasibility of oropharyngeal administration of own mother's colostrum to extremely low-birth-weight infants. Adv Neonatal Care. 2010 Aug; 10(4):206-12. PMID: 20697221; PMCID: PMC2924875.
    36. Jegier BJ, Meier P, Engstrom JL, McBride T. The initial maternal cost of providing 100 mL of human milk for very low birth weight infants in the neonatal intensive care unit. Breastfeed Med. 2010 Apr; 5(2):71-7. PMID: 20113201; PMCID: PMC2879042.
    37. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Patel AL, Jegier BJ, Bruns NE. Improving the use of human milk during and after the NICU stay. Clin Perinatol. 2010 Mar; 37(1):217-45. PMID: 20363457; PMCID: PMC2859690.
    38. Sullivan S, Schanler RJ, Kim JH, Patel AL, Trawöger R, Kiechl-Kohlendorfer U, Chan GM, Blanco CL, Abrams S, Cotten CM, Laroia N, Ehrenkranz RA, Dudell G, Cristofalo EA, Meier P, Lee ML, Rechtman DJ, Lucas A. An exclusively human milk-based diet is associated with a lower rate of necrotizing enterocolitis than a diet of human milk and bovine milk-based products. J Pediatr. 2010 Apr; 156(4):562-7.e1. PMID: 20036378.
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    39. Patel AL, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Jegier BJ, Kimura RE. Calculating postnatal growth velocity in very low birth weight (VLBW) premature infants. J Perinatol. 2009 Sep; 29(9):618-22. PMID: 19461590; PMCID: PMC2767524.
    40. Rodriguez NA, Meier PP, Groer MW, Zeller JM. Oropharyngeal administration of colostrum to extremely low birth weight infants: theoretical perspectives. J Perinatol. 2009 Jan; 29(1):1-7. PMID: 18769379; PMCID: PMC2730520.
    41. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Hurst NM, Ackerman B, Allen M, Motykowski JE, Zuleger JL, Jegier BJ. A comparison of the efficiency, efficacy, comfort, and convenience of two hospital-grade electric breast pumps for mothers of very low birthweight infants. Breastfeed Med. 2008 Sep; 3(3):141-50. PMID: 18778208.
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    42. Meier PP, Furman LM, Degenhardt M. Increased lactation risk for late preterm infants and mothers: evidence and management strategies to protect breastfeeding. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007 Nov-Dec; 52(6):579-87. PMID: 17983995.
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    43. Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Jegier B, Motykowski JE, Zuleger JL. Comparison of milk output from the right and left breasts during simultaneous pumping in mothers of very low birthweight infants. Breastfeed Med. 2007 Jun; 2(2):83-91. PMID: 17661579.
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    44. Slusher T, Slusher IL, Biomdo M, Bode-Thomas F, Curtis BA, Meier P. Electric breast pump use increases maternal milk volume in African nurseries. J Trop Pediatr. 2007 Apr; 53(2):125-30. PMID: 17409102.
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    45. Meier PP, Engstrom JL. Test weighing for term and premature infants is an accurate procedure. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2007 Mar; 92(2):F155-6. PMID: 17337668; PMCID: PMC2675476.
    46. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Zuleger JL, Motykowski JE, Vasan U, Meier WA, Hartmann PE, Williams TM. Accuracy of a user-friendly centrifuge for measuring creamatocrits on mothers' milk in the clinical setting. Breastfeed Med. 2006; 1(2):79-87. PMID: 17661567.
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    47. Patel AL, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Kimura RE. Accuracy of methods for calculating postnatal growth velocity for extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 2005 Dec; 116(6):1466-73. PMID: 16322172.
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    48. Meier P. Concerns regarding industry-funded trials. J Hum Lact. 2005 May; 21(2):121-3. PMID: 15931710.
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    49. Rodriguez NA, Miracle DJ, Meier PP. Sharing the science on human milk feedings with mothers of very-low-birth-weight infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2005 Jan-Feb; 34(1):109-19. PMID: 15673654.
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    50. Schwarz B, Fatzinger C, Meier PP. Rush SpecialKare Keepsakes. MCN Am J Matern Child Nurs. 2004 Nov-Dec; 29(6):354-61; quiz 362-3. PMID: 15618860.
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    51. Miracle DJ, Meier PP, Bennett PA. Mothers' decisions to change from formula to mothers' milk for very-low-birth-weight infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2004 Nov-Dec; 33(6):692-703. PMID: 15561657.
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    52. Hurst NM, Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Myatt A. Mothers performing in-home measurement of milk intake during breastfeeding of their preterm infants: maternal reactions and feeding outcomes. J Hum Lact. 2004 May; 20(2):178-87. PMID: 15117517.
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    53. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Mingolelli SS, Miracle DJ, Kiesling S. The Rush Mothers' Milk Club: breastfeeding interventions for mothers with very-low-birth-weight infants. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2004 Mar-Apr; 33(2):164-74. PMID: 15095795.
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    54. Meier P. Media coverage of the quintessence breasffeeding challenge. J Hum Lact. 2004 Feb; 20(1):8. PMID: 14974695.
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    55. Miracle DJ, Meier PP, Bennett PA. Making my baby healthy: Changing the decision from formula to human milk feedings for very-low-birth-weight infants. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2004; 554:317-9. PMID: 15384590.
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    56. Meier PP. Supporting lactation in mothers with very low birth weight infants. Pediatr Ann. 2003 May; 32(5):317-25. PMID: 12774707.
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    57. Slusher T, Hampton R, Bode-Thomas F, Pam S, Akor F, Meier P. Promoting the exclusive feeding of own mother's milk through the use of hindmilk and increased maternal milk volume for hospitalized, low birth weight infants (< 1800 grams) in Nigeria: a feasibility study. J Hum Lact. 2003 May; 19(2):191-8. PMID: 12744537.
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    58. Brown LP, Bair AH, Meier PP. Does federal funding for breastfeeding research target our national health objectives? Pediatrics. 2003 Apr; 111(4 Pt 1):e360-4. PMID: 12671152.
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    59. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Murtaugh MA, Vasan U, Meier WA, Schanler RJ. Mothers' milk feedings in the neonatal intensive care unit: accuracy of the creamatocrit technique. J Perinatol. 2002 Dec; 22(8):646-9. PMID: 12478447.
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    60. Dowling DA, Meier PP, DiFiore JM, Blatz M, Martin RJ. Cup-feeding for preterm infants: mechanics and safety. J Hum Lact. 2002 Feb; 18(1):13-20; quiz 46-9, 72. PMID: 11845732.
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    61. Meier PP. Breastfeeding in the special care nursery. Prematures and infants with medical problems. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2001 Apr; 48(2):425-42. PMID: 11339162.
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    62. Griffin TL, Meier PP, Bradford LP, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL. Mothers' performing creamatocrit measures in the NICU: accuracy, reactions, and cost. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2000 May-Jun; 29(3):249-57. PMID: 10839573.
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    63. Meier PP, Brown LP, Hurst NM, Spatz DL, Engstrom JL, Borucki LC, Krouse AM. Nipple shields for preterm infants: effect on milk transfer and duration of breastfeeding. J Hum Lact. 2000 May; 16(2):106-14; quiz 129-31. PMID: 11153341.
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    64. Meier PP, Brown LP. State of the science. Breastfeeding for mothers and low birth weight infants. Nurs Clin North Am. 1996 Jun; 31(2):351-65. PMID: 8637812.
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    65. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Fleming BA, Streeter PL, Lawrence PB. Estimating milk intake of hospitalized preterm infants who breastfeed. J Hum Lact. 1996 Mar; 12(1):21-6. PMID: 8715234.
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    66. Engstrom JL, Kavanaugh K, Meier PP, Boles E, Hernandez J, Wheeler D, Chuffo R. Reliability of in-bed weighing procedures for critically ill infants. Neonatal Netw. 1995 Aug; 14(5):27-33; discussion 41. PMID: 7630331.
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    67. Meier PP. Transitional suck patterns in premature infants. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 1994 Sep; 8(2):vii-viii. PMID: 7815313.
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    68. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Crichton CL, Clark DR, Williams MM, Mangurten HH. A new scale for in-home test-weighing for mothers of preterm and high risk infants. J Hum Lact. 1994 Sep; 10(3):163-8. PMID: 7619266.
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    69. Meier PP. Transition of the preterm infant to an open crib: process of the project group. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1994 May; 23(4):321-6. PMID: 8057185.
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    70. Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Mangurten HH, Estrada E, Zimmerman B, Kopparthi R. Breastfeeding support services in the neonatal intensive-care unit. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1993 Jul-Aug; 22(4):338-47. PMID: 8410433.
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    71. deMonterice D, Meier PP, Engstrom JL, Crichton CL, Mangurten HH. Concurrent validity of a new instrument for measuring nutritive sucking in preterm infants. Nurs Res. 1992 Nov-Dec; 41(6):342-6. PMID: 1437583.
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    72. Mead LJ, Chuffo R, Lawlor-Klean P, Meier PP. Breastfeeding success with preterm quadruplets. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 1992 May-Jun; 21(3):221-7. PMID: 1322454.
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    73. Rosenberg SN, Verzo B, Engstrom JL, Kavanaugh K, Meier PP. Reliability of length measurements for preterm infants. Neonatal Netw. 1992 Mar; 11(2):23-7. PMID: 1549073.
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    74. Kavanaugh K, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Lysakowski TY. How reliable are scales for weighing preterm infants? Neonatal Netw. 1990 Oct; 9(3):29-32. PMID: 2215443.
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    75. Meier PP, Lysakowski TY, Engstrom JL, Kavanaugh KL, Mangurten HH. The accuracy of test weighing for preterm infants. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1990 Jan; 10(1):62-5. PMID: 2324880.
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    76. Ifft DL, Engstrom JL, Meier PP, Kavanaugh K, Yousef CK. Reliability of head circumference measurements for preterm infants. Neonatal Netw. 1989 Dec; 8(3):41-6. PMID: 2593994.
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    77. Kavanaugh K, Meier PP, Engstrom JL. Reliability of weighing procedures for preterm infants. Nurs Res. 1989 May-Jun; 38(3):178-9. PMID: 2717442.
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