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A Feeding Cup Designed by a Seattle Team Is a Lifesaver

A Feeding Cup Designed by a Seattle Team Is a Lifesaver

Can a Nobel Prize be awarded for a reusable cup to feed breast milk to newborn and premature babies who are having trouble with breast-feeding? The design of the NIFTY cup, for Neonatal Intuitive Feeding Technology, allows mothers to express breast milk into the 40-milliliter container, and a spout enables newborns to control the rate at which they take in the milk. Dr. Michael Cunningham at Seattle Children’s Hospital helped design the cup.

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