Medela SNS – Supplemental Nursing System

Medela Supplemental Nursing System (SNS™)

The Medela SNS or Supplemental Nursing System is The Medela SNS can be helpful for re-starting your milk supply as well as starting supply for adopted babies particularly well-suited to provide babies with breastmilk or supplement at the breast, e.g. for premature babies, babies with sucking difficulties, adopted babies, children with cleft lip/palate or for stimulating milk production in a natural way after a break in breastfeeding and to get the baby used to breastfeeding again.

The SNS was originally designed to help adoptive mother’s breastfeed. When a baby sucks on the mother’s breast for a period of days or weeks, a hormonal mechanism is triggered that causes milk to be produced. This is known as induced lactation.

The SNS works using a special bottle hung around the mother’s neck; two tubes are taped to the breasts so that the ends reach the nipples.

· The silicone tubes are very small and soft and go unnoticed by baby.

Tara says…

This must be one of the most innovative products ever to help overcome feeding difficulties when mother is having problems providing breast milk a plenty, and is a sensational product for adopted infants where the mother and baby bond can be reinforced greatly.

Should be used under the guidance of a health care professional.

Replacement tubes are available for the Medela SNS Click here

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The Medela SNS is now available from our dedicated breastfeeding goods store:

When baby takes the nipple and areola into his or her mouth, Medela SNS can help to encourage milk supply Picture Copyright Medelahe/she also takes the tube.

Breastfeeding proceeds normally, maintaining the stimulation to maintain lactation and the intimacy between mother and baby, as well as providing baby with important supplement from the SNS.

As can be seen in the picture below, this product can enable mum to breast-feed even when her own milk has not come through or perhaps not at all. By using the SNS in this way, the production of ones own milk is greatly encouraged.

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Bottle attached to supplied cord, tubing taped to breasts; ready to feed baby.

The Medela Supplemental Nursing System (SNS™)is Not intended as a replacement for regular feeding bottles and is recommended for use to supply mother’s milk in those circumstances where baby has difficulties.

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