The Hazelbaker Fingerfeeder

Time-frame: 30-180
CERP: no

The Hazelbaker™ FingerFeeder remains the only device approved by the FDA for finger feeding. In this presentation, Dr. Hazelbaker briefly reminisces about the history of the FingerFeeder’s development. She presents and discusses its therapeutic power as a training tool, a proper-suck maintenance tool, and as a device used to support other forms of therapy like cranio-sacral. She then covers and demonstrates assembly, cleaning and proper use. Participants will get to handle the FingerFeeder thereby creating muscle memory for assembling, disassembling and using the product. As desired, case histories will illustrate the FingerFeeder’s efficacy as an alternative feeding device that ultimately supports the establishment of optimal breastfeeding.


To enhance the clinical component, this presentation can incorporate demonstration on live baby models. Please discuss this with Dr. Hazelbaker.

Alison Hazelbaker Ph.D, IBCLC, FILCA, CST, RCST