Breastfeeding is what is best for your baby, but it is not always possible to put baby to the breast. Calma provides a solution for mothers who wishes to feed their baby breast milk.
This power solution allows infants to retain the sucking behaviour that they have acquired to the breast.
The baby can drink, breathe and take regular breaks.
Calma eases the transition between breast and bottle, and especially the return to the breast.
The same size of cap is suitable for the entire breastfeeding period, as is the case for the mother's breast.
The ideal solution for your baby after the breast.
With Calma, babies do not have to change their natural feeding behaviour. He is breast-fed or with the teat Calma-the milk only flows when the baby exerts suction.
baby smiling with Medela Calma breastmilk teat
Conventional nipples are changing the technique of suction
When you give your baby expressed breastmilk in a bottle with a standard teat, it learns a different technique from the one he uses at the breast. The expressed breast milk flows freely and does not stop when the baby wants to pause or breathe. Your child is not breathing so quiet and regular, and his oxygen saturation decreases.
Medela Calma breastmilk teat
Calma, the best solution power to your child after the breast
Calma is the ideal solution for all mothers who are looking for the mode of power ideal which can combine breastfeeding and bottle feeding.
Calma was developed from the results of our studies with the university of Western Australia. This is why it is particularly suitable for infants fed with breast milk, since it allows them to suck, swallow and breathe, as learned on the breast.
You fed baby with Calma or directly within, it must create a vacuum for the breastmilk. As soon as he pauses, the flow stops, like at the breast. Baby keeps her pace of sucking a natural and can return more easily to the breast.
Why Calma ?
Our most recent studies, conducted with researchers from the university of Western Australia show that it is essential to create a vacuum in order for breastfeeding to be successful. Babies learn very early on to create a vacuum for the breastmilk. Their natural way of sucking requires intensive work during breastfeeding !
Just like at the breast, your baby may
suck, take a break and catch his breath at his own pace (not oxygen saturation)
create a vacuum by a combination of movements of the tongue and jaw (for a better development maxilo-facial)
to keep her technique of natural way of sucking during the introduction of the feeding bottle Calma (for easy return)
It is normal for your baby to be slightly jumpy when you start to use Calma. In fact, this might be the first time that your baby comes into contact with something other than the womb of his mother. Although Calma we seem perfectly normal for your baby, it has neither the smell, nor the taste, nor the texture of the breast of his mother. Thus, you might be showing a little patience before your baby accepts Calma.
Here are a few tips and tricks for new moms and moms more experienced ; they will help your baby get used to Calmed him down if he is a little hesitant at first.
Let another adult (other than the parent) to administer the first bottle with Calma. Use a different position to that adopted for breast-feeding. Your baby can learn a new way to eat and pass more easily from breast to Calma, and vice-versa.
Dip the tip of the piece in silicone Calma in of expressed breast milk before you start.
Approaching Calma of the lower lip of your baby, according to an angle of approximately 45 degrees.
To encourage your baby to open the mouth and to catch Calma, stimulate its lip as you would before putting it in the breast.
When your baby opens the mouth, place Calma on the tip of her tongue. Do not put yourself Calma in his mouth, let. Your baby will be Calmed down properly in her mouth, like the nipple when breastfeeding.
As long as baby is feeding with Calma, leave the nozzle in the position that your baby has chosen. To manage the milk flow, your baby has to create a vacuum, just like breastfeeding. If you interfere with the positioning of Calma, pushing the nozzle towards the inside or the outside, you may interrupt the suction. Your baby may also swallow through.
Don't give up using Calma : you may need to take a few time for your baby to learn how to use it.
Be aware that Calma will not work as the other nipples that could use your baby. In effect, the flow of milk is caused by the interaction between the sucking behaviour of your baby and the system of control of flow of milk from Calma. No other nipple classic is designed so that : it is why you may need to show a little patience.