Feeding Cups

Feeding Cups

Situations where cup-feeding may be useful

Cup-feeding is most appropriate for premature babies. Reasons for its use with preterm babies include:

  • To reduce the need for nasogastric tubes, which some babies find distressing.
  • To provide an oral experience for the baby, encouraging the use of his or her tongue and lips.
  • To provide an alternative feeding method which doesn’t cause nipple confusion.
  • To enhance digestion of the milk by involving the baby’s saliva, which is not possible when milk is delivered  by tube directly into the stomach .
  • To top up breastfeeds if there is reason to believe the baby has not fed effectively  during his or her early attempts at breastfeeding; however, the breast should be given first.
  • To allow more eye contact and interaction during feeding.


Plastibell® Circumcision Device
U-Bag® Urine Specimen Collector
Double-Grip® Cord Clamp and Cord Clamp® Clipper
Amnihook® Amniotic Membrane Perforator
T30 Pasteuriser
S90 Eco Pasteuriser
S180 Eco Pasteuriser
Refrigerators and Freezers
Data Logger
Label Printer for Pasteuriser & Waterproof Labels
Induction Cap Sealer
Tamper Evident Safety Seal Bottles
BPA Free Breast Milk Collection and Storage Bottles – Fully compliant with EU Directive(2011/8/EU)
100ML Bottle
Glass Breast Milk Collection and Storage Bottles
Latex Free Sterile Teat Units
Feeding Cups