Sometimes newborn premie babies or babies born with a cleft lip/palate struggle to feed from the breast or from regular teats. Feeding can be time consuming and valuable breastmilk can be lost.
With the Medela SpecialNeeds Feeder it is possible to feed infants more easily, without spillage and in less time. The one way valve membrane between bottle and teat allows the teat to be filled with milk before the feed so that no air can enter. Furthermore, the SpecialNeeds Feeder has a slit valve on the tip of its teat to easily regulate the milk flow by changing the position of the teat in the infant`s mouth. The line mark on the teat helps to find the right position. The slit valve makes the teat sensitive to even the smallest feeding effort by the infant. You can even support this suckling behaviour by squeezing the teat, which ensures adequate milk intake.