Order 80ml Medela SpecialNeeds Feeder

In cases of severe feeding problems, the SpecialNeeds Feeder 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 into a pleasurable activity for health care professionals, parents and babies. Special design features make the Special Needs Feeder uniquely responsive to the baby’s nursing efforts. The slit-valve in the teat regulates milk flow from zero to maximum, depending on its orientation in the baby’s mouth.  As milk is drawn out of the teat by even the slightest action of the baby’s tongue and gums, air enters the bottle at the same rate through an inlet groove in the disc. Consequently, there is no turbulence.  Milk flows in only one direction - from bottle to teat. The reservoir always remains full, and none of the baby’s effort is wasted.

If the baby cannot nurse at all, or needs a little help, the health care professional or mother can squeeze and release a limited amount of milk - 1.25 ml (about ¼ teaspoon) - from the reservoir into the baby’s mouth.

Special instructions accommodate the feeder, so please read carefully.  The instructions are also available on the link below.
SpecialNeeds feeder INSTRUCTIONS for use!

The laser cut opening on the teat should not have cleaning instruments forced through the slit because damage could occur. Once a day sterilizing is recommended for the teat and this can be done easily and quickly with Medela's Micro-Steam sterilizing bags in only three minutes in the microwave oven.

Warning: The SpecialNeeds and Mini-SpecialNeeds Feeders are unsuitable for babies with a poor swallow reflex. Do not use the Feeders without the valve.

UK & Canada's shipping price will be the same as the US for one or two feeders, but will ship Airmail. If you prefer Global Priority or Express Mail, please contact us for pricing. Purchasing more than two feeders will cost more for shipping outside the US.

 Discount available in volume- see the drop down menu!   
Retail price: $34.98                                                                                               

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