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.