Order Medela Mini SpecialNeeds Feeder

In cases of severe feeding problems, the SpecialNeeds Feeder offers an alternative to spoons, enlarged and /or extra holes in bottle nipples, and nasogastric tubes. It is so effective and easy to use that it can change feeding sessions from difficult or traumatic experience into a pleasurable activity for health care professionals, parents and babies. Special design features make the SpecialNeeds Feeder uniquely responsive to the baby’s nursing efforts. The slit-valve in the teat regulates milk flow from zero to maximum, depending on it’s orientation in the baby’s mouth. As milk is drawn out of the teat by even the slightest action of the baby’s tongue and gums, air enters the bottle at the same rate through an inlet groove in the disc. Consequently, there is no turbulence. Milk flows in only one direction - from bottle to teat. The reservoir always remains full, and none of the baby’s effort is wasted.

If the baby cannot nurse at all, or needs a little help, the health care professional or mother can squeeze and release a limited amount of milk - 1.25 ml (about ¼ teaspoon) - from the reservoir into the baby’s mouth.

Special instructions accommodate the feeder, so please read carefully. The instructions are also available on the link below.
SpecialNeeds feeder INSTRUCTIONS for use!

The laser cut opening on the teat should not have cleaning instruments forced through the slit because damage could occur. Once a day sterilizing is recommended for the teat and this can be done easily and quickly with Medela's Micro-Steam sterilizing bags in only three minutes in the microwave oven.

Warning: The SpecialNeeds and Mini-SpecialNeeds Feeders are unsuitable for babies with a poor swallow reflex. Do not use the Feeders without the valve.

UK & Canada's shipping price will be the same as the US for one or two feeders, but will ship Airmail. If you prefer Global Priority or Express Mail, please contact us for pricing. Purchasing more than two feeders will cost more for shipping outside the US.

150ml SpecialNeedsFeeder
80ml SpecialNeeds Feeder

Retail price: $25.50

Special Need Feeder size

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Need spare parts for the SpecialNeeds Feeder?

More Info on the Medela SpecialNeeds Feeder

SpecialNeeds Feeder INSTRUCTIONS for use!

"Give Us a Little Time"
Booklet on How babies with cleft lip or palate can be breastfed

Click on book to order!

Regular Haberman

Mini SpecialNeeds

White Membrane

Yellow Collar

80ml Collection

Yellow valve plate

150 ml collection Container

Bottle lid

Dome Cap

150ml SpecialNeeds Feeder
SpecialNeeds Feeders

80ml SpecialNeeds SpecialNeeds Feeder

SpecialNeeds Feeders

Mini SpecialNeeds SpecialNeeds Feeder

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Questions? Contact Mothering From The Heart...

Prices on all products are as low as possible and also will include help from a trained professional. Personal emails or phone calls will always be handled by a professional lactation consultant when items are purchased with Mothering From The Heart.
All items sold with MFTH are personal care items, so if opened or used, they cannot be returned, only items in resellable condition can be returned and no returns after 30 days. Returns subject to a 10 % restocking fee plus actual shipping charges. Please contact Mothering From The Heart before sending any returns for approval.


Contact the manufacturer directly for defective products. Breastpumps are covered by the manufacturers warranty and they will vary according to which product is purchased. Any defective products also need to be reported to us!

For questions, contact Marsha Bearden at marsha@motheringfromtheheart.com.

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