After surgery, many surgeons do not allow or suggest that baby go back to their cleft palate nurser right away. When your team says that sucking is not permitted for a period after surgery, the Soft Sipp post-operative bottle allows baby to stay hydrated and well-fed while protecting the surgery site.
cleftAdvocate's Rowan and mom Milli demonstrate
use of the Soft Sipp from Zip-N-Squeeze.
In place of a typical nipple there is a soft, flexible tubing. The bottle is very supple and easily squeezed, pumping liquid up through the tube without suction.
For older children, teens and adults, consider the
Two designs are available...one for liquids and one for pureed foods. Again, no sucking is required.
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This cleftAdvocate page was last updated March 25, 2014