- Supportive teaching product
- Visual aid for mums
- Estimated size of babies stomach
- Three sizes of Belly Balls
- Availability: In Stock
- Belly Balls Leaflet Download Here
Ardo works closely with healthcare professionals within the hospital environment, and we are proud to be an approved supplier to the NHS. Ardo Belly Balls are supportive teaching products that help health care professionals explain to mums the size of a newborn's tummy and the amount of breastmilk that is needed to feed their baby.
It is a very common feeling amongst breastfeeding and expressing mums that they are not feeding their baby enough breastmilk, but rest-assured that healthy, full-term, newborn babies usually only need colostrum and breastmilk and do not require additional nourishment or fluids. The specialist and professional community are in complete agreement about this. In fact, the WHO (World Health Organisation) actually recommends that supplementary feeding be avoided because it may compromise successful breastfeeding.
The Belly Balls correspond to the estimated average size of a newborn's elastic stomach:
- on the first day: 5-7 ml
- on the third day: 22-27 ml
- on the fifth day: approx. 57ml.
References: Wang, Y et al: Preliminary Study on the Blood Glucose Level in the Exclusively Breastfed Newborn; J Trop Peds 1994, 40:187-88. Saint L, Smith M, Hartmann P.E: The yield and nutrient content of colostrum and milk of women from giving birth to one month post-partum; British Journal of Nutrition 1984, 52, 87-95. Scammon, R, Doyle L: Observations on the capacity of the stomach in the first ten days of postnatal life. Am J Dis Child 1920; 20:516-38
1 x pack of Ardo Belly Balls
UK Mainland only orders (excludes NI & Islands)
For orders placed before 2 pm, Monday to Friday, choose from the following delivery options:
FREE delivery – 2-4 days working days – not tracked.
Next working day delivery is £7.75 – tracked, however, due to incidents that may occur beyond our control we cannot offer a guarantee.
For the Scottish Highland areas, this may be a 2/3-day delivery. AB31 – AB35, AB41 – AB54, AB36 – AB38, AB55 – AB56, FK17 – FK21, IV1 – IV63, KA27, KA28, KW0 – KW14, PA20 – PA78, PH15 – PH18, PH19 – PH29, PH32 – PH33, PH45 – PH48, PH30 – PH31, PH34-44, PH49 – PH50. 2-4 Days: KW15 – KW17HS1 – HS9ZE1 – ZE3.
Saturday delivery is £12.75– available on orders made before 2 pm on Friday.
Orders are only processed and despatched from Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays. If you order after 2 pm on a Friday, over a weekend, or on a bank holiday your order will not be processed until the next working day.
Returns – Ardo Breast Pumps and accessories are classed as personal hygiene products, the electric Breast Pumps are classified as medical devices, therefore cannot be returned or refunded unless:
A. The product is in a saleable condition – no seals or packaging opened; no products or components have been used.
B. The product is faulty.
As per the UK government - see details here.