Medela Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) without Bottle


The Supplemental Nursing System is an ideal way to administer supplemental nutrition to babies while they are being breastfed. The system supports the unique bonding between mom and baby, motivating both of them to keep moving towards a more satisfying breastfeeding experience. This can be achieved by allowing the baby to get any additional milk they require through the SNS while feeding at the breast.

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The Supplemental Nursing System: Supporting Bonding

The SNS is intended to enable moms to breastfeed when they would otherwise be unable to do so, and help the baby train their sucking behaviour. It offers the following advantages:

  • It can be used by moms who have or think they have a low milk supply
  • It helps to stimulate mom’s milk supply through direct sucking at the breast
  • It can be used when there is a requirement for supplements in addition to breast milk
  • It trains the baby to suck properly by creating a vacuum at the breast

The Supplemental Nursing System is a reservoir that is filled with supplemental nutrition. It can then be placed on the mum’s chest or on a pole. The very thin, flexible tubes are fixed alongside the mother’s nipples and release additional milk and supplements as the baby feeds.

Benefits of the SNS

  •  This special feeding device helps to ensure that the baby is given supplemental nutrition whilst breastfeeding.
  •  The container can be placed on the mom’s chest. Containers available in 80ml or 150ml.
  •  Very thin, flexible tubes are fixed alongside the mum’s nipples. Tubes come in varying diameter for different flow rates depending on baby’s development.
  •  The device can be reused after it has been cleaned in accordance with the instructions for use.