The orthodontic NUK teat was developed based on this knowledge. Even if you are not supposed to breastfeed (any more), the teat supports your baby as naturally as possible.
The medical basis behind this product was developed by the dental practitioners Prof. Dr. Dr. Balters and Dr. med. dent. Müller. They noticed first of all that the mother's nipple changes shape when the baby feeds and only then is optimal coordination in the mouth achieved. And this special asymmetrical shape is used as the model for all NUK teats to this very day.
The hole plays an important role too – in NUK Teats it is slightly offset. This means the milk mixes with the saliva and is more easily digested.
And as it is particularly important not to swallow any unnecessary air, our teats have an Anti Colic-Air System which lets the liquid flow naturally. Together with the different sizes of hole for food of different consistencies, it provides the basis for bottle feeding that helps prevent babies’ tummy pains in a natural way.