infant feeder

infant feeder

a device for nourishing small or weak babies who cannot suck hard enough to get milk from the breast or a bottle. The feeder resembles a bulb syringe with a long soft nipple on the end. The bulb is squeezed slowly and gently, permitting the baby to suck and swallow without great effort and preventing the escape of fluid into the infant's trachea, where it could cause asphyxiation or aspiration pneumonia.
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But father-of-three Mick Watson, who has one teenager at Belmont and another daughter, aged five, at the infant feeder school, said the local authority had not even been able to tell parents where the proposed academy would be sited.
The funding allowed Richard to visit infant feeder schools in Swansea to look at different ways the subject is taught.
Durham county councillor Kenneth Holroyd, who represents the Belmont ward and who is a governor on the local infant feeder school, said: "We had a public consultation to discuss this proposal earlier this year and the academy proposal was unanimously rejected.