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Table 2 Results of the measurements in 13 infants

From: Adaptive capacity of 2- to 5-month-old infants to the flow, shape, and flexibility of different teats during bottle feeding: a cross-sectional study

 Teat 1
Mean (range)
Teat 2
Mean (range)
p-value
Swallowing-rate per minute38.0 (23–64)29.7 (19–40)0.020*
Respiration after swallowing
 % Inhalation after swallowing29.4 (9–52)25.9 (0–79)0.578
 % Exhalation after swallowing69.9 (48–91)74.1 (21–100)0.461
SNIF
 % No SNIF15.3 (0–32)26.3 (0–75)0.087
 % occurrence of a SNIF84.6 (68–100)73.7 (25–100)0.094
Suck-swallow ratio
 % 1:149.3 (9–98)33.5 (0–71)0.039*
 % 2:131.6 (2–62)47.5 (14–71)0.014*
 % 3:115.2 (0–39)17.1 (0–29)0.276
 % 4:12.6 (0–18)1.9 (0–11)0.594
  1. SNIF swallow non-inspiratory flow
  2. Statistically significant differences (*) between the teats, tested with paired Student’s t-tests