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We would like to thank Harding et al for their comments on our paper.1 However, contrary to their understanding, the combined direct swallowing training (DST) and oral sensorimotor stimulation group in our study reached independent oral feeding at 35+1 weeks’ postmenstrual age (PMA), which was earlier than the DST group of our study as well as that of Lau and Smith’s study.2 And even when only the DST groups of the two studies were compared, the DST group of our study reached the independent oral feeding earlier than that of Lau …
Contributors Drafting of the manuscript: JSH. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: E-KK. All authors reviewed this manuscript.
Funding This study was funded by the Basic Science Research Programme through the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) funded by the Ministry of Education (2017R1D1A1B04030931); Seoul National University Hospital Research Fund (0420170410).
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.