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Response to: ‘Comment on ‘Direct swallowing training and oral sensorimotor stimulation in preterm infants: a randomised controlled trial’ by Heo et al’ by Harding et al
  1. Ju Sun Heo1,2,
  2. Ee-Kyung Kim1,
  3. Sae Yun Kim1,3,
  4. In Gyu Song1,4,
  5. Young Mi Yoon1,5,
  6. Hannah Cho1,2,
  7. Eun Sun Lee1,6,
  8. Seung Han Shin1,
  9. Byung-Mo Oh7,8,9,
  10. Hyung Ik Shin7,9,
  11. Han-Suk Kim1
  1. 1Department of Paediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  3. 3Department of Paediatrics, Catholic University of Korea Yeouido Saint Mary's Hospital, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  4. 4Department of Paediatrics, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  5. 5Department of Paediatrics, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju, The Republic of Korea
  6. 6Department of Paediatrics, Chung-Ang University Hospital, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  7. 7Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  8. 8Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, National Traffic Injury Rehabilitation Hospital, Yangpyeong, The Republic of Korea
  9. 9Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, The Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Professor Ee-Kyung Kim, Department of Pediatrics, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-769, The Republic of Korea; kimek{at}snu.ac.kr

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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 …

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  • 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.