The Haberman Suckle Feeder invented by Mandy Haberman, has been pronounced as a "superior tool" by lactation experts and the only infant feeder to truly emulate breastfeeding, delivering natural paced feeding, and encouraging prolonged breastfeeding in accordance with latest healthcare professionals' directives. This "significant advance" in infant feeding technology demonstrates innovation to achieve a best-practice outcome.

Suckle Feeder"I regard it as the most significant advance in bottle feeding to have happened in the last 20 years," says Amanda Peters NNEB and OCN MP/SC Qualified Maternity Practitioner, Sleep Consultant and Paediatric First Aid Tutor. "It is the closest bottle I've used to breastfeeding. It feeds slowly, is great for colic and reflux, it filters out all the bubbles and froth and stays full of milk - even when upright."

The Haberman Suckle Feeder "is a superior tool that allows babies who must receive a bottle to feed in a relaxed paced manner as they do when they are breastfeeding. It helps make the baby comfortable transitioning from breast to bottle (and vice versa). Paced feeding is the most desirable bottle-feeding method and Haberman’s design is superior as air is completely eliminated from the teat. Paced feeding prevents a baby from guzzling and is helpful in the effort to reduce childhood obesity. Mothers returning to work need a bottle that will make a baby more likely to continue breastfeeding when a mother is not working. The Haberman Suckle Feeder is a great solution.” (Lactation Consultant, London)

Professionals agree that paced feeding is best practice and lactation consultants now recognise that most mothers[1] will use a bottle, even if they are breastfeeding. Unfortunately, conventional baby bottles cause babies to guzzle, overfeed and give up at the breast. Achieving paced feeding with a conventional bottle increases the risk of air ingestion because it relies on the mother's willingness and ability to disturb a baby's 'latch'. This makes conventional bottles incompatible with breastfeeding and establishes unhealthy feeding patterns. Babies have a developmental window during which their appetite is set,[2] and if their natural ability to self-regulate food intake is overridden, this sets into motion biological and behavioural changes that predispose them to a lifelong battle against obesity and many associated health risks. Professor Atul Singhal, Pediatric Nutrition University College Hospital (London) Institute of Child Health says: "The majority of babies are bottle-fed and bottle-fed babies need to grow like breastfed babies.”

 Commenting on this endorsement, Inventor Mandy Haberman said: “Having observed bottle-fed babies guzzling from vented, antic-colic bottles, often with milk escaping from their mouths, I became increasingly concerned about the ease and speed of feeding from these products and their long-term effect on health and development. I felt it was important to resolve the problems so I developed the Haberman Suckle Feeder, a paced feeding solution that closely emulates and complements breastfeeding."


[1] Over 25 percent of women with newborns don’t (or can’t) breastfeed. 
Over 50 percent of women aren’t breastfeeding at six weeks. 
Less than 1 percent of babies are breastfed exclusively at 26 weeks (Dept of Health, UK Government)