Every day, new babies struggle with the ability to learn how to feed and receive nutrition orally. The Bionix Controlled Flow® Baby Feeder is an innovative new baby bottle that allows infants to feed at their own pace with multiple flow rates slower than a standard Stage 1 nipple.
When an infant is first learning to feed from a bottle (whether right from birth or when transitioning from breastfeeding to bottle later), a Stage 1 flow rate is generally too much for the infant to handle. The high flow rate can lead to choking and/or gagging by the baby.
The Controlled Flow® Baby Feeder is a preemie bottle with an adjustable flow rate featuring five distinct levels. The baby can start with just tastes and work his way up to Level 5, which is equivalent to a standard Stage 1 nipple. Unlike other slow-flow premature baby bottles, the Bionix Controlled Flow® Baby Feeder lets you adjust the flow rate without removing the bottle from the baby’s mouth, having to remove the lid and switch out nipples. Adjust it with a simple click of the dial, saving time and hassle.
In 2014, the premature birth rate in the United States was 9.6%. Preemies frequently have trouble learning to breastfeed or bottle feed. This issue can lead to long hospital stays, sizable healthcare costs, a malnourished baby and even postpartum depression for the mother. A solution as simple as having the correct preemie bottle can lift the burdens of these financial and health concerns off your family.
It can be stressful and disheartening watching your preemie struggle to feed. We can help. By catering to the individual baby’s needs, the Bionix Controlled Flow® Baby Feeder helps the preemie develop the skills needed to successfully feed orally and transition up to standard baby bottles and nipples once ready.