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Published on Jun 11, 2010
Description Medela SpecialNeeds Feeder (formerly known as the Haberman Feeder) is designed for babies with special feeding circumstances, such as cleft lip/plate or feeding/sucking problems. This item is available individually: 1 SpecialNeeds Feeder
Features - Variable flow rate controlled by feeder and baby - Responds to the tongue and gum activity (stripping action) of baby rather than sucking - Sensitive to the weakest feeding effort - One-way valve prevents flooding or overwhelming the baby - Autoclavable and boilable - Container can be used with any Medela breast pump kit - Sterile in factory sealed package
Benefits - Reduces feeding time - Controlled feed delivery - Reduces wind, vomiting & colic - Encourages normal sucking action Aids oral development & speech - Feed time more relaxed - Promotes bonding - Relieves frustration, stress & exhaustion - Suitable for a wide range of conditions - Promotes normal weight gain - Offers an alternative to spoons, enlarged and/or extra holes in bottle nipples and nasogastric tubes. - It is so effective and easy to use that it can change feeding sessions from difficult or traumatic experiences into a pleasurable activity for parent and baby
Notes - The SpecialNeeds & Mini-SpecialNeeds Feeders are unsuitable for babies with a poor swallow reflex. - Available in 2 teat (nipple) sizes: SpecialNeeds & Mini-SpecialNeeds (available separately) with starter teat for smaller or pre-term babies. - Additional teats available separately.