How to get out of Triple feeding with the help of a Supplemental Nursing System
Have you heard of or used a 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙡𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙡 𝙉𝙪𝙧𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙎𝙮𝙨𝙩𝙚𝙢 (𝙎𝙉𝙎) or Lactation Aid?
A Supplemental Nursing System or Lactation Aid is a thin feeding tube, with one end attached to a syringe or dipped into a bottle of expressed breast milk or formula and the other end is placed into baby’s mouth while they are nursing.
It allows baby to be supplemented with extra milk without having to use a bottle and can be very helpful in cases of low milk supply, breast refusal and also a great option for adoptive parents.
Baby receives ALL their milk at the breast. No need to top up after breastfeeding with a bottle or other device. This takes a step out of triple feeding! Less time consuming. This also helps maintain that positive connection with baby and the breast.
Baby will learn to nurse by nursing. The help of the flow of milk with the SNS encourages baby to suck more actively and stay more interested at the breast for longer.
It can help increase your milk supply through direct sucking at the breast due to the increase in stimulation.
May help decrease baby's fussiness at the breast.
If you are struggling with breast/chest feeding and are curious to see if using an SNS would be right for you please reach out to your Local Lactation Consultant for support to get you out of that triple feeding cycle of breastfeeding, pumping and topping up by bottle!