feeding appliance

feeding appliance

a prosthetic device that closes the oral-nasal cavity defect in infants with cleft palate, permitting normal sucking, feeding, and swallowing. It also maintains the maxillary segments in their proper orientation.
Synonym(s): feeding aid
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SEATTLE, July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillar Pet Products has just introduced an upscale, automatic pet feeding appliance that promises to maximize the value of premium or prescription dry pet food by dispensing it in precise, preprogrammed portions throughout the day.
The second protocol, amounting to the value of JD1,062,000, is to support the Ministry of Health to reduce child mortality rates, with emphasis on neonatal health, through holding training courses and workshops in neonatal healthcare, evaluating 12 public and private hospitals according to the UNICEF's child-friendly hospital initiative, employing consultant experts to boost the health ministry's data system management, provide medical appliances, such as muscles, cold chains, child feeding appliances and setting up and supplementing a digital system of the Expanded Program on Immunization- Data Management System.