To teach babies proper suckling. Can also be used for feeding small amounts of breastmilk. The soft silicone tip is attached to a syringe.
Finger feeding offers a range of physiological and psychological benefits. It promotes proper and sequential contraction of the tongue and masticatory muscles and provides stimuli to the posterior oral area where the nipple is drawn.
This skin-to-mouth tissue contact enhances feedback between caregiver and baby. Finger feeding also allows baby to pace the feed
Last Edit: Nov 28, 2006 21:56:14 GMT by pinktorontogirl