The FingerFeeder enables small volumes of liquid to be offered to the baby. The delivery of colostrum, human milk or supplements can be carefully controlled. The soft silicone material of the device offers a gentle feeding experience.
The Medela FingerFeeder is designed for babies who require small amounts of human milk (especially their own mum's colostrum) or other necessary supplements. Finger feeding may be supportive to reinforce the baby's natural sucking reflexes.
The caregiver offers the FingerFeeder by attaching it to a syringe, placing a finger in the baby's mouth, then sliding the FingerFeeder along their finger and into the baby's mouth. When the caregiver feels the baby attempting to suck and create a vacuum on their finger, they depress the syringe and deliver some liquid. In this way the caregiver can reinforce the baby's natural sucking reflexes.