MAM Preemie and Comfort Pacifiers


Designed for the needs of premature babies and newborns

  • Designed as one-piece pacifiers that adhere to AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommendations
  • Low profile shield accommodates CPAP, nasogastric tubes and nasal cannulas
  • SkinSoft™ nipple is supple and flexible influencing instinctive sucking
  • Series of MAM pacifiers designed with the same shape and feel for an easy transition as baby develops
  • Lightweight design helps to easily keep the pacifier in baby's mouth
  • Orthodontic symmetrical nipple supports proper oral development
  • Curved shield adapts to baby’s face providing orotactile stimulation to encourage sucking
  • MAM Preemies can be custom cut to adapt to the shape of baby's face
  • MAM bottle nipples have similar shape and feel for transition to oral feedings
  • Packaged and ready to use - gamma irradiated

The advantages of using a pacifier with a premature baby

Sucking on a pacifier is an effective and simple way to support babies

  • Approximately 10% of all babies are born prematurely.1
  • Scientific research shows that sucking on a pacifier can support babies’ development and well-being.2 The AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) recommends the use of a pacifier to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).
  • A pacifier satisfies a baby’s natural sucking instinct; and can improve oxygen saturation during and after nasogastric feeding.3
  • The transition from gavage feeding to breastfeeding or bottle feeding can be accelerated.4
  • During medical procedures, premature babies are able to soothe more easily5 while pain is being relieved.6

MAM Preemies are medical devices (CE) for premature babies that are only suitable for hospital use. They are intended to compensate for the sucking and swallowing weaknesses in premature babies. They therefore do not comply with EN 1400 and 16 CFR 1511, and must not be taken home.

*MAM products are CPSIA compliant, EN 1400 compliant and completely safe for babies - BPA-free, BPS-free, lead-free and PVC-free.

1) WHO The Global Action Report on Preterm Birth (2012) 
2) Sehgak S.K., Prakash O., Gupta A., Mohan M., Anand N.K., Evaluation of beneficial effects of nonnutritive sucking in preterm infants. Indian Pediatr 1990; 27(3):263–266 
3) Gill N.E., Behnke M., Conlon M., Anderson C.G., Nonnutritive sucking modulates behavioral state for preterm infants before feeding. Scand J Caring Sci 1992; 6(1):3–7
4) Kaya, V., & Aytekin, A. (2017). Effects of soother use on transition to full breastfeeding and sucking skills in preterm infants: a randomised controlled trial. Journal of clinical nursing; 26(13–14), 2055–2063
5) Birns B., Blank M., Bridger W.H., The effectiveness of various soothing techniques on human neonates. Psychosom Med 1966; 28(4):316–322
6) Redshaw M., Rivers R., Rosenblatt D. (1985). Born too early: Special care for your preterm baby. Oxford, Oxford University Press.