Breastfeeding gives babies the best start in life. It has important health benefits and contains the necessary nutrients to help the neurological, immunological and cognitive growth of your child. However natural breastfeeding may not be possible always. That’s why Medela, after conducting extensive research into the process of breastfeeding has developed products that are as close to natural breastfeeding as possible. Their research has taken them from understanding the anatomy of the lactating breast to the mechanism of removal by the baby. Their double and single pumping breastpumps, 2 phase expression technology and innovative feeding solutions like Calma have supported many mothers through the difficult breastfeeding times.
What is a 2-phase Expression Technology?
Research shows that babies initially use short, fast sucks to stimulate the milk ejection reflex. Once the milk begins to flow, babies change to a slower, individual rhythm to actually feed. Medela’s 2-phase expression is a pumping technology that mimics the baby’s natural sucking rhythm by using short, stimulates bursts followed by longer patterns to provide optional milk flow.
Calma – An innovative feeding solution for breastmilk, calma enables the baby to use the feeding behaviour learned at the mother’s breast. This makes it easy for the baby to switch from breast to bottle and back again. It has been observed that the baby develops an individual and specific feeding behaviour whilst on the breast – it sucks, pauses and breathes in his own rhythm. Calma enables the baby to drink milk when a vacuum is created and stops the flow when the baby relaxes to pause and breathe.
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*All the parts that are in contact with breastmilk are BPA free.