Dr. Brown’s® Medical, a manufacturer of innovative feeding products for babies, recently became one of Smile Train’s newest corporate partners. They committed to donate a portion of sales from their Specialty Feeding System, which will help provide additional nutritional support to children born with clefts around the world. Many of Dr. Brown’s Medical products, including the Specialty Feeding System, provide oral feeding solutions for children with complex feeding challenges such as those often observed in infants with clefts.
To kick off the new partnership, a team from Dr. Brown’s Medical visited Smile Train partner New Mexico Cleft Palate Center, a multidisciplinary cleft centre that provides comprehensive cleft care to Native American communities in the United States. During the visit, Dr. Brown’s Medical donated 400 Specialty Feeding Systems and bottle brushes to the centre. The team also conducted a feeding education presentation for families and nurses. Watch this video to learn more about the partnership and the visit to New Mexico Cleft Palate Center:
By combining strengths and expertise, Smile Train and Dr. Brown’s Medical are providing essential nutritional support to families who have difficulties feeding their children due to their clefts. Together, the two organisations are working to ensure that all children born with clefts have the nourishment they need to get the best start in life.
If you would like to join Dr. Brown’s Medical in helping to provide nutrition and new smiles to children suffering with untreated clefts, donate today. You can also visit our Corporate Partnerships page to learn how to get more involved.