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cup feeding

A method of augmenting the diet of a newborn child who is unable to breast-feed by having the infant sip milk from a cup rather than suck it from a bottle.
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Yilmaz et al in his study compared the effects of cup feeding to bottle feeding on breast feeding in preterm infants and noted that cup feeding significantly increased the likelihood of late preterm infants being exclusively breast fed at discharge, 3 and 6 months11.
Similarly, Flint et al in a recent Cochrane review comparing cup feeding versus other forms of supplemental enteral feeding for new-born infants unable to fully breastfeed concluded that there was no reliable evidence to suggest that cup feeding confers a benefit over bottle feeding in maintaining breast feeding beyond hospital discharge in new-born infants17.
As cup feeding versus bottle feeding is infrequently practiced in Pakistan few people are aware with the correct technique.
Although syringe feeding more closely mimics breast feeding as compared to bottle feeding and in addition it is easier and safer to practice when compared to cup feeding, a number of other factors like antenatal and post natal support, rooming in and early skin to skin contact may play a more important role in establishing exclusive breast feeding.
Eletromyographic analysis of masseter muscle in newborns during suction in breast, bottle and cup feeding. BMC Pregnancy and Child birth 2014; 14(1): 154.
improving breastfeeding in preterm babies: Cup feeding versus bottlefeeding.
It also includes pictures on cup feeding, spoon feeding, and syringe-feeding, if necessary for supplementation or for receiving breastmilk when the baby is unable to suck, even in the hospital.