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Medela Calma Breastmilk Feeding Set, 5 Ounce
- Flow control valve allows baby to control milk flow
- Milk only flows when baby creates a vacuum
- Mimics natural feeding behavior: baby can feed, pause and breathe, similar to breastfeeding
- One size or shape nipple for all stages of breast milk feeding
- Made without BPA
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Calma nipple with 5 oz breastmilk container
Breastfeeding. ..the Very Heart of Our Business
Medela’s primary focus is breastfeeding. ..by helping moms to successfully breastfeed their babies and to do so for as long as they choose. Meeting this goal responsibly is at the heart of everything we do.
Medela Calma Breast Milk Feeding Set, 5 Ounce
Designed exclusively for breast milk feeding.
Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier. Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer.
With Calma, the milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum to remove the milk. This enables the feeding behavior learned at the breast to be used with Calma.
- Flow control valve allows baby to control milk flow.
- Milk only flows when baby creates a vacuum.
- Mimics natural feeding behavior: baby can feed, pause and breathe, similar to breastfeeding.
- One size/shape nipple for all stages of breast milk feeding.
- Made without BPA, safe plastic designed to retain breast milk's benefits.
Top Customer Reviews
We tried raiding the local Babies R Us for breast feeding nipples. None really helped, we tried cup feeding but baby spilled more than she ate. A follow-up consultation taught us finger feeding (taping a feeding tube and syringe to your finger and squirting formula into her mouth as she sucked on it). That got her breast feeding under control, but it took 15 minutes to supplement 1/2 oz of milk / formula. Thanks to a breast infection (mastitis), we were down to one feeding breast and combined with the need to pump 3-4 syringes of milk / formula, we were back to searching for a better breast feeding alternative.
We stumbled onto the Calma and were desperate enough to cough-up the $24 to try it. When we introduced the Calma, baby chewed on it for a moment... no milk! Then she started sucking and bingo! She was feeding in about a minute. A few more tense feedings went by and she didn't relapse into chewing on mom's last working breast so I guess it worked!
I think the Dyson analogy is a good fit for this product. It is relatively expensive and not everybody agrees with it. But it is clear that real research and engineering went into this product. We like the fact that baby needs to use the breast feeding sucking technique to extract her meal.Read more ›
So on Day 4 we paid for a (very expensive) home visit by a lactation consultant.
After the usual "Oh it must just be a latch or a poor position" song-and-dance she realized there was a problem. She switched us to a pump and brought out the Calma. It was apparent from the clever design that baby would have to really work to get the supply - something that would help with nipple confusion. We started him up on it.
Within 3 days he was almost back to birth weight. At 2 weeks he was almost a pound over birth weight. He continues to gain weight and feed regularly. He still falls asleep after 10 minutes breastfeeding but we've had no trouble switching between the Calma and breastfeeding. Using the Calma has the added benefit of allowing us to take turns feeding him, reducing the strain on my wife and allowing me to feel like I'm helping.Read more ›
On the plus side, these things are definitely a smart design and I imagine for some babies they probably work very well. Everything seems to be high quality, and the ease of the whole system (that the calma fits the same collection bottles you've been using, etc) is great. On the flip side, there are several pieces here and it is a bit tedious/annoying to clean - when you're also cleaning pump parts, bottles, and everything else under the sun, the simpler something is to clean the better.
But if your baby drinks very well, and especially if he's started using regular nipples with no problems (is not gagging or having any trouble with them, and still comes back to BFing with no problems), it probably isn't worth the price tag.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I now own 4 of these bottles/nipples. I purchased them because I wanted something to work with breastfeeding. And it's perfect. We switch back and forth with only 1 problem. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Jennifer T
I have the express machine of Mandela and this bottles are perfect. If you're Banay has gases or stomachache use those bottles, they are a bit more tricky, but they really help the... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
Takes to long to feed, it seems like my son is sucking and sucking and only gets a few milliliters. He gives up before he's full.Published 10 days ago by Michelle Lafferty
Given our experience with Medela feeding bottles (with our first baby), my wife and I really think that these bottles are the best, but it was not the case with the Medela Calma... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Dr. A Vera
I ordered this after mistakenly using normal bottles to feed pumped breast milk to my new baby. The milk came out way too fast and she got used to it and refused to breastfeed. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Elise0008
I bought this bottle so my son could drink pumped milk a few times a week, which would allow me to go to doctors appointments for some health issues I have. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Emmy H.
The only bottle/ nipple that works for a breastfeeding baby. Absolutely brilliant.Published 25 days ago by Oklizhoma
This nipple does require baby to suck the way she would to draw milk from the breast. It has a very large hole, yet does not leak when turned upside down like normal nipples. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Savontb82