Sterile disposable infant feeding cup
Made from BPA-free polypropylene, Sterifeed baby feeding cups are ready to use. They are supplied individually sealed in tear-off strips of 5 cups making them especially convenient to pack if travelling.
The cups are marked from 5ml - 60ml. They are pliable, enabling the parent to vary the rim shape. A flat base helps avoid spills.
Sterifeed infant feeding cups may be ordered in packs of 25, 50 and 100.
Benefits of cup feeding
- Cup feeding still allows for bonding - sit baby upright by your naked chest so that he can smell you.
- Helps to improve the muscles in the mouth and movement of the tongue.
- Cup feeding can help prevent nipple confusion and is often used as a top up.
- Useful in trying to get breast feeding established.
- Research suggests that if a baby has good oral experiences early in life, then weaning is more successful.
Buy: Sterifeed infant feeding cup - 60ml
Product code: 11100
Prices from £17.99 (25) inc. VAT
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Contact your Health Visitor or Breast Feeding Counsellor if you require further guidance on infant cup-feeding before attempting to cup-feed your baby.
Where baby has feeding or swallowing difficulties due to a medical condition, such as cleft palate, cup feeding MUST always be done under the guidance of a Health Professional.
General guidelines for cup-feeding
- It is best to avoid introducing cup feeding at a time when your baby is extremely hungry or over-tired.
- Your baby should be wide awake and sat upright on your lap. Have plenty of bibs/muslin squares available as this is very messy! Make sure you are relaxed and feel comfortable. This time should be peaceful and relaxing for you both.
- With your hand, support and control your baby’s head. Swaddling can help, but be careful that your baby doesn’t overheat.
- Half fill the sterile special baby feeding cup.
- Keeping the cup in contact with your baby's lower lip, gently tilt the cup so that a little milk enters his mouth. Keep the cup in this position.
- Let your baby sip/lap at his own pace. Make sure baby is upright at all times.
- Be patient and let your baby ‘tell’ you they have had enough.
- NEVER POUR THE MILK INTO YOUR BABY'S MOUTH.
Supplied sterile and ready to use.