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La mémoire olfactive fœtale au service de l’oralité des prématurés

Abstract : To better understand the role of fetal memory in olfactive recognition and the acceptance of odors as sucking mechanisms activator, behavioral responses were assessed in 17 preterm infants when exposed to two trigeminal odors (mint and anise) and a control stimulus. Considering sucking and facial movements, infants born to mothers who had consumed mint flavor during pregnancy evinced more appetency and less trigeminal responses than infants born to mint non-consuming mothers. The findings of this study suggest that involving pregnant mothers’diet as a fetal olfactive memory stimulator would be helpful for the elaboration of orality stimulating programs.
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Françoise Riolo-Boidé, Claire Losson. La mémoire olfactive fœtale au service de l’oralité des prématurés. Sciences cognitives. 2015. ⟨dumas-01211771⟩



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