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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The main advantage of feeding appliance is that it covers the cleft palate and creates a platform towards which the infant can press the nipple and sucks the milk.
A simplified feeding appliance for the infant with a cleft lip and Palate.
Here, we present a case of 4month old infant with unilateral cleft lip and palate for whom feeding appliance was made.
Key words: Cleft lip, cleft palate, feeding appliance
This article presents a case report of an infant with cleft lip and palate to whom feeding appliance was delivered.
Floss was attached to the feeding appliance because it prevents swallowing and easy retrieval of appliance.
Feeding appliance restores palatal cleft and aid in creating sufficient negative pressure which allows adequate sucking of milk.
A simplified feeding appliance for infant with cleft lip and palate.
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.
In the interim period, the infant is assisted in feeding by the use of feeding appliances or by a specially designed feeding bottle.