Baby’s affected by a cleft palate often takes longer to feed due to weaker sucking strength. Because of the gap in their palate, the baby is unable to create a vacuum in the oral cavity. The oral and nasal cavities are also linked in cleft palate babies, sometimes causing liquids to go in the wrong direction when swallowing.
The Pigoen Cleft Palate Soft Bottle 240mL is made of soft polypropylene material in an oval shape, allowing the care giver to hold It comfortably and squeeze it to regulate the flow of milk as required to suit baby’s condition. The specialized teat is larger which makes it easy for baby to latch on and drink compared to a regular teat. The silicone is thicker on one side whilst the other is thin so that when bub pushes lightly with their tongue and mouth the milk is easier to drink. The Cleft Palate Soft Bottle 240mL also includes a milk flow regular to prevent milk from reversing, rather flowing just by occlusion.