PIGEON Believes in Breastfeeding
Based on Extensive Research in Babies' Oral Development
The skin-to-skin interaction of breastfeeding is a unique experience which strengthens the bond between a mother and her baby. However, it isn't always possible for mothers to breastfeed for as long as they would like to.
Where bottle-feeding is necessary, we recommend the PIGEON Peristaltic Nipple to encourage the natural movement of your baby's tongue, and ensure optimum development of baby's facial and jaw muscles.
Pigeon Peristaltic PLUS™ Nipple was designed based on advanced nursing research and study to provide the best for mothers and babies that took into consideration not only the Peristaltic Movement but also the Attachment and Swallowing aspect. These three mechanisms work together to enable your baby to feed efficiently.
3 Key Factors in Baby's Sucking:
• Breastfeeding and bottle feeding are not the same as simply drinking from a straw
• Effective latch on starts when a baby opens his mouth, extending lips outward around the nipple to form a tight suction cup-like seal on the aerola
• If the formation of seal on the aerola is unsuccessful, milk will leak from the sides of baby's mouth
• When attachment to the nipple is secured, the baby's mouth and tongue begin an instinctive wave-like motion called peristaltic movement; an action that extracts milk from the nipple
• Peristaltic movement occurs at approximately 0.8 seconds intervals and by using ultrasound, our researchers have verified that the process is repeated from 800 to 1,000 times in just one nursing session
• The process of swallowing in baby is completely different from an adult
• An adult swallows by closing the mouth, holding his breath and drawing food and liquid down into the esophagus
• A baby's larynx is located much higher in the throat so that the baby can actually swallow with the mouth open, compressing the air passage with a controlled breathing mechanism
• This process is the main reason why newborns should never drink too much milk at once; there is possibility that the milk will enter the air passage causing the baby to choke