The Supplemental Nursing System: supporting bonding
Add to Baby Wish List. This is probably a no-brainer but the system can feel cumbersome at first. Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more. There are two great videos that I found very helpful in explaining the Lact-Aid. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? The device can be reused after it has been cleaned in accordance with the instructions for use. One end of the tube goes into the supplement, and the other end is placed right by your nipple.
Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier.
If I got it in right it worked great, but did take some work. I didn't have to move any breast tissue to do it. Thanks Trevor for this extremely helpful and detailed post. This is my favorite method of supplementation, but just like you, I find that the first few weeks of using them can be mind-numbingly challenging I'm always looking for ways to make it easier.
For parents who need to supplement small amounts only, I have found the Hazelbaker FingerFeeder to be a really nice option. It holds 2 oz so would need to be refilled in the middle if the baby were taking more and is easier to rig up than the Lact-Aid. Avoid victimization the microwave for warming formula and microwave won't sterilize bottles, unless you get a special microwave sterilization kit. It is dangerous to heat formula because it heats inconsistently and might cause heat spots within the formula, which may scald his mouth see more information.
When making your home made supplementer, you may want to leave the stubby end on, so that it can't pull out of the bottle nipple. I did this for a friend who used a bottle bag system, so her supplementer could lay on its side and not leak. I originally heard of this from Chelle Marmet, about 30 years ago. The tubing was pulled right up into the nipple, and the bottle could lay across my friend, or next to her. Also, if raising the bottle didn't make the flow fast enough, she could push on the bottom of the bag with a spice bottle or her fingers.
Do whatever works for you! I am very much empress see the good system I like very much.. I'm doing research as an aspiring IBCLC and current LLL leader and learning about chest feeding in transgender males and females and stumbled across your blog. Thanks for all the information! Making an at-chest supplementer is easy and cheap. Note that this post is not medical advice. I am sharing here what I have learned through personal experience.
If you are concerned about your baby's health, seek help from a doctor. Using an at-chest at-breast supplementer is a great way to feed your baby if you are unable to produce all of the milk he or she requires. This method is completely supportive of the nursing relationship, and does not involve your baby latching on to any artificial nipples, such as bottle nipples.
As wonderful as it is, this kind of supplementer can be brutally hard to use at first. I've been using one for over eighteen months, so I'll share some tips! First, let me explain what it is. All the different versions consist of a container to hold the supplement and a long, narrow tube. One end of the tube goes into the supplement, and the other end is placed right by your nipple. Your baby latches onto both the tube and your nipple simultaneously, drawing supplement from the container and getting all the milk that you are producing, too.
What's great about it? Using an at-chest supplementer allows you to do all feedings at your own chest. This is amazing for your nursing relationship and all the bonding that comes with it.
It's also important for promoting normal jaw development in the infant — the physical action of chestfeeding develops a baby's muscles differently than bottlefeeding does. Using the supplementer helps you produce more milk, too, because even at times when your baby is only receiving supplement and you are not producing any milk, your chest tissue is being stimulated to make more. For those who produce little to zero milk, using the supplementer makes it possible to still have a nursing relationship.
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