I used the Spoobie for an infant with Pierre Robin sequence who was awaiting cleft palate surgery and was having difficulty coordinating swallowing, refusing other feeding methods for mom's expressed milk. The baby did so well with Spoobie, the parents were delighted and it became their lifesaver feeding method.
Thank you Debbie!
Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC
I use the Spoobie Spoon in my home visit lactation practice for mothers with low milk production and young babies with feeding problems who are not accepting the breast and/or struggle with bottle flow: NICU graduates, tongue ties, and other suck dysfunctions. The size is perfect for collecting small aliquots of hand expressed breast milk and the convenient stand makes it easy to put down without spillage. The notched tip makes it easy for baby to lap up the milk at his/her own pace. It is an easy, inexpensive and practical fix that can be used while mothers and babies are addressing their feeding challenges.
Annie Brown FNP, IBCLC
Family Nurse Practitioner, International Board Certified Lactation Consultant
Advanced Practice Lactation
As a first time mom who breastfeeds, I can think of a number of times that a Spoobie would have come in handy the first two weeks of our breastfeeding journey, especially at 2am. Just to give him a little formula or breastmilk to calm him down enough so that he would latch on and nurse.
Jessica Thibodeau, RN, BSN, CLC