Pediatrics: Baby's New Bottle

It looks like a nursery-size flying saucer. But poking up where the antenna ought to be is a rubber nipple, and inside is tepid baby formula. The strange contraption is nothing more far out than a new plastic baby bottle called Beniflex, designed by Mead Johnson Laboratories to simplify infant feeding and provide added safeguards against nursery bacteria. As more and more U.S. hospitals fight to beat down rising costs and rampant infections, the oddly shaped dispensers are beginning to replace the standard glass bottles.

More than just a new bottle, Beniflex...

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