Improving the standard of feeding care in NICUs across the U.S

nfant® Feeding Solution provides real time biofeedback and objective metrics to support clinicians caring for infants who are struggling to feed.

Contact us for hospital pricing at 1-800-761-7601 or [email protected]

Real-time data to support your cue-based feeding approach

Feeding difficulty is experienced by up to 70 percent of premature infants and up to 25 percent of full-term infants born in the U.S. The nfant® Feeding Solution supports the standard clinical visual assessment with objective feeding data, progress tracking and evidence-based tools that optimize the transition to oral feeding.

The nfant® Feeding Solution:

  • Produces real-time biofeedback as an infant feeds 
  • Is peer reviewed and third-party validated 

Independent studies have shown improvement in growth, development and clinical outcomes:

  • Shortens transition to independent feeding
  • Shortens hospital stays
  • Reduces readmission rates
  • Reduces or eliminates radiation exposure associate with Video Fluoroscopy Swallow Studies (VFSS)
  • Reduces or eliminates the need for invasive G-tube surgery
  • Reduces the need for outpatient feeding services
  • Tongue tie assessment

How it works

The only FDA-cleared medical product that measures sucking performance during actual nutritional intake, nfant® Feeding Solution enables you to identify the infants who need more support, see the impact of your interventions in real time, and ensure continuity of care.

Smart Bottles

Any standard bottle can be turned into a smart device that measures sucking performance using the nfant® Coupling and nfant® Sensor, enabling a seamless integration into your existing NICU workflow.

Nipples

nfant® Nipples combine developmentally supportive liquid flow rates with the most consistent performance of any nipple currently on the market. Contact us for hospital pricing for nfant® nipples

Mobile App

Feeding signal metrics are sent wirelessly and instantaneously to your tablet. View the impact of your interventions in real time, and track and individualize care for each infant.

Analytics

Review objective feeding metrics for each intervention, compare feedings to full term metrics, generate reports and maintain continuity of care with nfant® Analytics.

Contact us for hospital pricing at 1-800-761- 7601 or [email protected]

Proven Results

We developed the first FDA-cleared IoT neurological biofeedback device for newborns. Our patented technology has proven to help infants thrive in NICUs across the U.S. and at top hospitals and institutions.

“The nfant Feeding system has been instrumental in bringing best practices to the bedside through educating parents, staff and physicians on the individual infant’s skills.”

— Nanette G, Feeding Specialist

Select Studies and Publications

Comparison of tongue muscle characteristics of preterm and full term infants during nutritive and nonnutritive sucking

A study published in Infant Behavior and Development tests our model for quantifying infant lingual force and size and compares the muscle measures of interest in healthy full-term infants and healthy preterm infants. Results suggest that infant tongue muscle characteristics necessary for successful feeding differ between healthy full term infants and preterm infants who are beginning oral feeding.

Quantifying the Impact of Common Feeding Interventions on Nutritive Sucking Performance Using a Commercially Available Smart Bottle

A study published in the Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing demonstrates how visual feedback combined with objective sucking performance metrics can be used to compare sucking skill pre/post-intervention and facilitate evidence-based decisions that optimize and personalize feeding.

Nutritive sucking abnormalities and brain microstructural abnormalities in infants with established brain injury: a pilot study

Initial results of a study to measure sucking abnormalities in infants with established brain injury in the NICU, published in Nature – Journal of Perinatology, shows that noninvasive quantitative assessment of nutritive sucking at bedside using the nfant® Feeding Solution may potentially be used as a biomarker for neonatal brain damage.

A comparison of the nutritive sucking performance of full term and preterm neonates at hospital discharge: A prospective study

A peer-reviewed study featuring nfant® Feeding Solution, published in Early Human Development, showed objective feeding metrics produced by nfant®Analytics predicted the feeding-related length of stay of preterm and full-term infants. These findings reflect the emerging consensus that objective assessment of feeding ability during a hospital stay may help identify infants at risk for delay in discharge or readmission.

NFANT Labs is committed to the scientific rigor required to build a solid foundation to help clinicians identify and treat infants with feeding trouble or other underlying medical issues. Please contact us to learn more about current clinical trials in which we are involved and how our products can help your patients today.