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.

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Feeding babies with special needs

Medela SpecialNeeds feeder with baby

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.

Benefits of the SpecialNeeds Feeder

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.

  • 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
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  • Standard Delivery: FREE (over £50 order)
    Get your parcel delivered at home by UPS in 1 to 4 working days.
     
  • Standard Delivery to a Collection point: FREE (over £50 order)
    Get your parcel delivered by UPS to your nearest Collection point in 1 to 4 working days.
     
  • Next Day Delivery: £7.95
    Get your parcel delivered at home by UPS on the next working day before 12pm (if you ordered before 2pm Monday to Friday).
     
  • Saturday Delivery: £29.95
    Get your parcel delivered at home by UPS on the next Saturday (if ordered before Friday 2pm). Delivery from 8am to 1pm.
     

Delivery cost estimate and options are based on a delivery to the UK Mainland region. The location of your delivery address may affect the shipping options available and the final delivery cost. You will be able to check the final delivery cost during the checkout process.

Return & warranty conditions

Returns

You have 14 days from the day after your delivery to notify us that you want to cancel the order. Products must be sealed and unopened in order to be returned.

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Warranty

This breast pump's warranty covers the electrical parts for one year from the purchase date. Consumable parts are excluded from warranty.

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References

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).