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Why SpecialNeeds Feeder
  • For babies who are unable to create a vacuum due to certain syndromes, neurological disorders, cleft lip or palate

  • Allows the baby to use compression when they cannot create a vacuum 

  • Variable and controllable milk flow to suit the baby’s abilities and efforts 

Feeding babies with special needs

The line mark on the teat helps the caregiver to find the right position (three different flows).

The slit valve makes the teat sensitive to any feeding effort and closes completely when the baby wants to pause. The one-way valve prevents air from entering the teat.

The SpecialNeeds Feeder comes in the standard size. If the baby’s oral cavity size requires the smaller Mini SpecialNeeds teat, the teat can simply be replaced.

The SpecialNeeds Feeder can be reused after it has been cleaned in accordance with the instructions for use.

Benefits of the SpecialNeeds Feeder

  • Supports oral feeding in babies
  • Has a variable and controllable milk flow rate to suit the baby’s abilities and efforts
  • Is sensitive even to very week feeding effort
  • Provides help when babies cannot create a vacuum

1. Bessell, A. et al. Feeding interventions for growth and development in infants with cleft lip, cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. Cochrane Database Syst Rev CD003315 (2011).

2. Shaw, W.C., Bannister, R.P., & Roberts, C.T. Assisted feeding is more reliable for infants with clefts – a randomized trial. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 36, 262-268 (1999).

Features & Benefits

Feeding babies with special needs

The line mark on the teat helps the caregiver to find the right position (three different flows).

The slit valve makes the teat sensitive to any feeding effort and closes completely when the baby wants to pause. The one-way valve prevents air from entering the teat.

The SpecialNeeds Feeder comes in the standard size. If the baby’s oral cavity size requires the smaller Mini SpecialNeeds teat, the teat can simply be replaced.

The SpecialNeeds Feeder can be reused after it has been cleaned in accordance with the instructions for use.

Benefits of the SpecialNeeds Feeder

  • Supports oral feeding in babies
  • Has a variable and controllable milk flow rate to suit the baby’s abilities and efforts
  • Is sensitive even to very week feeding effort
  • Provides help when babies cannot create a vacuum
References

1. Bessell, A. et al. Feeding interventions for growth and development in infants with cleft lip, cleft palate or cleft lip and palate. Cochrane Database Syst Rev CD003315 (2011).

2. Shaw, W.C., Bannister, R.P., & Roberts, C.T. Assisted feeding is more reliable for infants with clefts – a randomized trial. Cleft Palate Craniofac J 36, 262-268 (1999).

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