Amber - posted on 04/26/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




Does anyone know if there is something out there to buy that I can fill with formula, and attach to my make it seem to the baby that she is breastfeeding? I do not make milk and want to give her the feeling of being near if she was actually on my breast. Thank you!


Kari - posted on 04/26/2014




Absolutely! Medela makes a supplemental nursing system. It's a slim bottle that hangs from a cord around your neck. You fill it with formula or breast milk or whatever baby is having. There are 2 fine feeding tubes that attach to the container, then you tape the other end down in your breast. Then when you go to feed, as the little one latches on, you make sure that the tube goes into baby's mouth. Once she starts sucking, you take the clamp off to allow the flow of formula to flow through the tubes and down to baby!!

I had a breast reduction and as a result, I couldn't supply all milk for my boys. They could only get a couple of ounces from me, then I'd top off with the formula via the feeding system. Best invention ever for moms that want to breast feed but have complications that effect feeding solely with breast.

Here is a link to their website so you can check it out. Extremely awesome. I got mine from a home health store within a IGA pharmacy. You can also get a home health to order for you or buy online. I loved it and used for all 3 of my boys. I hope this helps you! Good luck!


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