The Clinical Evidence - Ameda Penguin Warmer

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  • During heating, it is not only the temperature that breast milk may reach that is important for enzyme activity, but the time of exposure to heat is also critical.1
  • The North American Human Milk Banking Association (HMBANA) advocates warming feeds to body temperature for premature infants, particularly those at risk for necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC).1
  • Bransburg-Zabary S, et al, suggests a smarter method to warm breast milk is required to ensure that temperatures not exceed 40° C (104° F), so its unique properties will be better preserved. Possible solutions may include a mechanism by which human milk would be constantly steered during heating1, similar to technology in Ameda Penguin warmers
  • Bransburg-Zabary S, et al. also showed that it was difficult to determine when milk reaches the desired temperature due to lack of steering and creates heat zone islets of high temperatures1
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) also recommends constant steering for a period of 20 minutes1
Ameda Penguin Warmer

Ameda Penguin is the Only Warmer That:

Penguin warms to the correct temperature

Warms to physiological temperature for proper absorption

Penguin is Quiet and meets AAP

Operates quietly below the AAP noise level for proper neurodevelopment

Penguin Warms in half the time

Prepares feedings in half the time

Penguin doesn't need to shake the milk

Provides continuous gentle mixing throughout warming as recommended by WHO

American Academy of Pediatrics

Noise: A Hazard for the Fetus and Newborn

ABSTRACT. Noise is ubiquitous in our environment. High intensities of noise have been associated with numerous health effects in adults, including noise-induced hearing loss and high blood pressure. The intent of this statement is to provide pediatricians and others with information on the potential health effects of noise on the fetus and newborn. The information presented here supports a number of recommendations for both pediatric practice and government policy.

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Human Milk Warming Temperatures...

Abstract: Human milk handling guidelines are very demanding, based upon solid scientific evidence that handling methods can make a real difference in infant health and nutrition. Indeed, properly stored milk maintains many of its unique qualities and continues to be the second and third best infant feeding alternatives, much superior to artificial feeding. Container type and shape, mode of steering, amount of air exposure and storage temperature may adversely affect milk stability and composition.

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Going Beyond Warming Breast Milk

Learn how Ameda's Penguin Nutritional Warmer is Going Beyond Warming Breast Milk.  Delivering milk to preterm babies in a NICU requires a warmer that is not only quiet, but speedy and warms the milk to the proper temperature throughout the bottle.

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The Penguin Nutritional Warmer Compared to the Competition

Warmer Comparison

Warms based on temperature sensor feedback loop

Gently mixes while warming, eliminating the need for shaking or rolling

Multi-directional, surround warming for a more uniform and even outcome

Feedings safely warmed in closed system bag

Warm from refrigerator to feeding temperature

Warm from frozen to thawed temperature

Warm from frozen to feeding temperature

Easy to clean with common hospital disinfectant

Accommodates feeding containers to 27 ml and syringes from 1ml to 100ml

Compatible with most makes, models, and sizes of breast milk storage bags, syringes, and bottles

Space-saving four wells for pods or nutritional preparation area/rooms

Ameda Penguin

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Penguin Warmer with bag

Gentle Multi-Directional Warming

360° surround, even, gentle warming to ideal temperature range.

Closed System Penguin Warmer

Closed System

Patented “Bag-in-Bag” closed system design preventing contamination from water.

Efficient Heat Exchange with the Penguin

Efficient Heat Exchange

Leverages thermal transfer properties of water – the most efficient and controlled method for heat exchange.

No shaking needed with the Penguin

No Shaking Needed

Gentle vibrating technology mixes feedings throughout the warming cycle.