Although most mothers and babies can breastfeed without special assistance, sometimes more help is needed. Premature babies, failure-to-thrive babies and babies with specific impairments such as neurological challenges may require extra assistance. Medela's SoftCup Advanced Cup Feeder is designed for use when health care professionals recommend cup feeding or for feeding breastfed babies for whom nipple confusion is a concern. Key features include a control valve and self-filling reservoir for more control when feeding, a special design to prevent spillage of breastmilk, a contoured shape to fit even the smallest mouth and soft, pliable silicone material. Please seek advice from a healthcare professional when using this product.