Feeding by paladai or sangu - Sangu or Paladai is a traditional cup with spout and it has been in use for centuries to give medicines to babies..Sangu is readily available for feeding babies..
Smaller babies,preterm babies and babies with cleft lip and palate are fed by using sangu or paladai..
They are easy to clean and simple to use..only boiled sangu should be used for feeding..
The baby should be held comfortably in the lap with the head elevated before you start the feeding..
The milk must be poured through the angle of the mouth in small quantities..
The milk can be expressed breast milk..
Milk fortifiers are also added to the breast milk to increase the nutritional content..
Make sure that the baby is not crying while feeding by sangu as it will casue aspiration..