The Medela Supplemental Nutrition System (SNS also known as Lactaid) is for long term supplemental feedings at the breast.
Keeps the baby on the breast, ensuring the stimulation to maintain lactation and the intimacy between mother and baby, while also providing additional food source via the tube.
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 re-lactation after a break in breastfeeding.
The Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) supports the unique bonding between a mother and her infant, motivating them to keep moving towards a more satisfying breastfeeding experience. This can be achieved by allowing the newborn to get any required additional milk while feeding at the breast with the SNS.
The system supports the unique bonding between mum and baby, motivating both of them to keep moving towards a more satisfying breastfeeding experience. This can be achieved by allowing the baby to get any additional milk they require through the SNS while feeding at the breast.
The Supplemental Nursing System is a reservoir that is filled with supplemental nutrition. It can then be placed on the mum’s chest or on a pole. The very thin, flexible tubes are fixed alongside the mother’s nipples and release additional milk and supplements as the baby feeds.
The SNS is intended to enable mums to breastfeed when they would otherwise be unable to do so, and help the baby train their sucking behaviour. It offers the following advantages:
- Enables mothers to breastfeed, when they would otherwise be unable to do so
- Helps to stimulate mother’s milk supply
- For infants with a weak suck or the inability to maintain vacuum
- Trains infants to suckle properly
- To feed adopted infants at the breast
- For all nutritional feeds