The Medela Calma Solitaire provides the ideal solution for breastfeeding mothers who do not want bottle feeding to interfere with breastfeeding. Our latest studies with researchers from the University of Western Australia show that creating a vacuum is essential to successfully breastfeed. Babies learn very early on that they have to produce a vacuum for the breastmilk to flow. Their natural way of sucking requires intensive work during breastfeeding!
Similar as with breastfeeding, your baby can drink, pause and breathe in its natural rhythm, create its individual vacuum through a combination of tongue and jaw movements, retain its natural way of sucking, which supports an easy transition from breastfeeding to feeding breastmilk with Calma and back to the breast.
Posted by Naomi on 21st Jan 2016
Although it is said that this product helps the breastfeeding baby not get confused with the breast because of the suction needed, in practice this has not been my experience. As lactation cunsultent I very frequently find babies who refuse breast after this product and other babies who can not cope with the fast flow. When I put this product on a breast pump I got out 50ml per minute compared to some product more in the range of 14 to 30 ml.