- With a standard bottle, the pressure or vacuum in the bottle can vary depending on how tight the nipple/collar is tightened.
- With the Dr. Brown’s® bottle system, there is no vacuum effect, which allows the pressure to remain neutral and infants can control their own negative suction
- Research has demonstrated (Fucile et al 2009) that there are benefits to using a controlled-flow vacuum-free bottle system as compared to a standard bottle, including:
- Controlled-flow vacuum-free bottle system vs. standard bottle facilitated overall transfer and rate of milk transfer and shortened oral feeding duration in VLBW infants.
- Infants using a controlled-flow vacuum-free bottle system use more mature sucking stages.
- Using a controlled-flow vacuum-free bottle system with VLBW may reduce energy expenditure as it can enhance feeding performance without increasing sucking effort.
Did You Know: May
Feeding Considerations for Infants and Children with Craniofacial Anomalies
The American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 National Conference & Exhibition
October 22 – 25, 2016
Did You Know?
Nipples marketed as “slow-flow” vary considerably in the flow rates delivered, with some having three times the flow of others.
Dr. Brown’s® Ultra-Preemie™ Level nipple is the reportedly the slowest nipple flow rate on the market at 3.39ml/min along with being the most consistent and dependable.
Of the 50 Best Children’s Hospital’s in Neonatology listed on the 2015-2016 U.S. News & World Health Report, Dr. Brown’s® Medical Products are utilized in 75% of these well respected medical facilities.