nfant® Feeding Solution provides real time biofeedback and objective metrics to support clinicians caring for infants who are struggling to feed.
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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:
Independent studies have shown improvement in growth, development and clinical outcomes:
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.
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
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.
Review objective feeding metrics for each intervention, compare feedings to full term metrics, generate reports and maintain continuity of care with nfant® Analytics.
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.
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.
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 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.