New cup’s reservoir addresses cleft palate, infant nutrition

Design is joint work of UW Dentistry, PATH and Seattle Children’s

PATH  |  Updated 9:45 AM, 10.20.2015

Posted in: Research

  • The cup is designed for infants with cleft lip or palate, which can impair breastfeeding and be a nutritional risk. Trinity Care Foundation; (inset) PATH
Several million babies born each year in Africa and South Asia can’t breastfeed due to prematurity or craniofacial anomalies like cleft lip or palate.

Now a collaboration of PATH, Seattle Children's and the University of Washington School of Dentistry 
has created a small feeding cup with a tiny reservoir at its spout. The NIFTY™ cup is an inexpensive solution to a complex problem.

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