Clinical Research

At Dr Brown’s we pride ourselves on developing products in partnership with Healthcare Professionals, such as Lactation Consultants, Paediatricians, plus feeding and swallowing experts, ensuring that Dr Brown’s products benefit babies and parents.

Dr Brown’s bottles have been involved in a number of clinical trials and research papers over the past 15 years.


Dr Browns Medical

The new Dr Brown’s Medical Division collaborates with Medical Professionals to develop products to improve outcomes for infants, such as the Dr Brown’s Specialty Feeding System designed specifically to assist in the management and treatment of complicated oral feeding issues as well as the Dr Brown’s Premature Baby Bottle used extensively in SCBU’s around the world.



Maintains Vitamins C A & E

Nutrient Study

Comparative analysis of ascorbic acid in human milk and infant formula using varied milk delivery systems.

Vitamin C Chart   
Jimi Francis et al
View Study:



Reduces Colic, Burping & Wind

Colic Study

Examination of the Effect of Dr Brown’s Natural Flow Baby Bottles on Infant Colic.
Cirgin Ellett et al
View Study:

On the Physics of the Infant Feeding Bottle and Middle Ear Sequela. Ear disease in infants can be associated with bottle feeding.
C E Brown et al

When using conventional feeding bottles, negative pressure is generated in the oral cavity, as well as, in the bottle when fluid is removed by sucking. The negative pressure inside the bottle causes the infant to suck excessively and the intraoral negative pressure may subsequently be transmitted to the middle ear via the eustachian tube. 

In seven infants, simultaneous pressure recordings were performed in the feeding vessel and the middle ear using three types of feeding bottles.

With conventional non-ventilated and under-ventilated bottles a negative pressure formed while the infant sucked and negative intratympanic pressure was frequently generated.

It is suggested that this sequence of events may lead to secretory otitis and it's accompanying consequences. In contrast, a fully ventilated bottle showed positive pressure throughout the feeding procedure, which is similar to normal breast-feeding, and negative pressure changes were not recorded in the middle ear.

If you would like further information on the above research please e-mail: