Feeding and Nutritional Resources

One of the most immediate challenges new parents face is finding an adequate feeding alternative to breastfeeding or common bottles.  There are a variety of cleft palate bottles, nipples, and post-op feeding options available.  Additional feeding information is available here.
The following resources can assist you in finding feeding alternatives for your infant, post-operative feeding devices and much more.
This is by no means a complete database of resources or vendors.  If you require information not found here, please contact us.
Submit links for additional resources to the webmaster.

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Cleft Palate Nursers/Feeding Alternatives >>>
Sippy Cups >>>

Mead Johnson Cleft Palate Nurser
Order on-line or call (800) 222-9123
Pricing as of May 2014 - $19.00/6 bottles, includes shipping
Case of 72 nursers - $148.00, includes shipping

SpecialNeeds™ and Mini-SpecialNeeds™
Formerly known as the Haberman Feeder
ONLY replacement parts are available directly from Medela
Phone:  (800) 435-8316
Oder Spare Parts Here
(See retail distributors below)

Find a Local Medela Dealer
SpecialNeeds™ and Mini-SpecialNeeds™ Feeders and Breast Pumps
Medela International Distributors (Outside USA)

Philips Children's Medical Ventures
Specialty feeding supplies, including Pigeon feeders
191 Wyngate Drive
Monroeville, PA  15146
To place an order:  (888) 766-8443
Phone: (800) 345-6443
Outside the USA: (724) 387-4000

MedEx Supply
Pigeon Bottles and Nipples >>>
Medela SpecialNeeds™ Feeders >>>

Playtex® VentAire Bottle
Available at your local store.  Parents report using this bottle with the Pigeon nipple.

Ask a parent at  the cleftAdvocate's Family-to-Family-Connection (FTFC)!

Dr. Brown's Bottles
Parents report using this bottle with the Pigeon nipple
(Dr. Brown's Bottles are also now available at Walmart)
Handi-Craft Company
4433 Fyler Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63116
Phone:  1-800-778-9001

Pigeon Cleft Palate Nurser
Pigeon w/Long Nipple
4350 Steeles Avenue East, Unit A13
Box 98 Markham, Ontario Canada L3R 9V4
To order, call (866) 886-3811 or (fax) 1-866-886-3812
Local : (905)-513-7265, Fax: (905)-513-7268

Ross Educational Services Department
Cleft palate nurser, Item #00875x
Parents report using this bottle with Ross Preemie Nipple
Order direct from Ross, as this item is noted on their website.  Call toll-free (800) 986-8503 Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM, EST.
Price as of September 2005 is $1.75 per bottle, a minimum order of 3 bottles required.

Similac® Premature Nipple & Ring (formerly Ross)
Order at www.rosstore.com or call (800) 258-7677 to place an order.  Pricing as of April 2014 - $48.99/case of 48

Similac® Orthodontic Nipple and Ring (formerly Ross)
Order at www.rosstore.com or call Ross at 1-800- FORMULA (1-800-367-6852)
Pricing as of April 2014 - $54.25/case of 50
Includes shipping

For post-operative feeding, no sucking required
Com-Pac International
800 West Industrial Park Road
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone:  (800) 824-0817

Pediatric Medical Solutions
TenderCare™ post-op feeder
974 Harbortowne Road
James Island,  SC 29412
Phone:  (843) 762-6769
Fax:  (866) 332-0628

Maternal Concepts
130 N. Public Street
Elmwood, Wisconsin 54740
United States
Phone:  (800) 310-5817
Fax:  (715) 639-2739
SuckleCup and SuppleMate offer post-op feeding options

Self Expressions
SpecialNeeds™ and Mini-SpecialNeeds™ Feeders/Parts
1 Sherwood Dr
Shalimar, FL, 32579
Phone:  Toll Free (877) 463-3352
From Northwest Florida, call (850) 651-4500

Mothering From The Heart
Stocks SpecialNeeds™ and Mini-SpecialNeeds™ Feeders
Phone:  (256) 528-7953

Enfamil Human Milk Fortifier  (Read our disclaimer)
Order on-line or call 1-800-BABY123, Mon. - Fri. 7 AM to
7 PM Central Time or  Sat. 8 AM to 4:30 PM Central Time

Similac Human Milk Fortifier (Read our disclaimer)
Order on-line or call (800) 551-5838, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time

Scandical (Read our disclaimer)
Taste-free calorie booster; consult your physician.
Axcan Pharma Inc. - United States
22 Inverness Center Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35242 USA
Phone: (205) 991-8085
Fax: (205) 991-8176

Duocal (Read our disclaimer)
Neutral flavor calorie booster; consult your physician.
Nutricia North America
P.O. Box 117
Gaithersburg, MD 20884
Phone:  (800) 365-7354

Thick-It® (Read our disclaimer)
Instant food thickener; consult your physician.
Phone: (800) 333-0003
Also available at Walgreens and CVS Pharmacies

State WIC Programs
Check our State Resource Guide pages for links to your county office.
WIC provides supplemental foods (including formula) and nutrition education.

La Leche League
Information on breastfeeding infants with clefts
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