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SpecialNeeds Feeder


SpecialNeeds Feeder

The SpecialNeeds Feeder is designed for babies who are unable to create a vacuum due to certain syndromes and neurological disorders, or because they were born with a cleft lip or palate.The SpecialNeeds Feeder can be used with teats of two different sizes.


For more information on the World Health Organization’s recommendation on breastfeeding duration visit www.medela.com/who


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Feeding babies with special needs

The SpecialNeeds Feeder is designed to allow the baby to use compression when they cannot create a vacuum to extract the liquid. The one-way valve prevents air from entering the teat. The caregiver can control the milk flow easily, thanks to the slit valve mechanism.

Read more

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).

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).