Medela Supplemental Nursing System™ (SNS™)

Item #: 20901

Supplemental Nursing System™ (SNS™) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 11.
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$64.78

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy mom Great product worked amazingly
Date published: 2018-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great help for struggling moms with low milk suppl I have used the sns nursing system for six children due to my inadequate milk supply. I used it for a very long time with each one of my children.I have found it a big help in helping my babies stay on my breast and feed longer than they normally would due to the milk flow coming in through the sns.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life saver This device enabled me to return to nursing my disabled child after double mastitis. So grateful.
Date published: 2017-08-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Takes a lot of practice to use You need to use this consistently in order to get the hang of it for it to be useful. I don't like that you have to mix up the formula in a separate container and then pour it in.
Date published: 2018-04-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A bit over priced in my opinion It does what it is supposed to do however it is a bit tricky getting baby to latch and messing with the tubing. I only used it once as i had purchased it to increase low milk supply but by the time i got it i had no milk left (no fault to medela). I do feel that it is extremely overpriced. I feel its an underused system that could benefit many women and babies were it more reasonably priced and or available through insurance. My last complaint is one ive heard a few women mention, the in ability to mix formula in the bottle. It would be as simple as having a flat bottle lid to make that possible and make it just a bit more convenient.
Date published: 2019-05-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great until the tubing developed a hole I bought this a month ago and it was working great up until the tubing started to leak. Upon closer inspection there was a hole in the middle of the tube rendering it useless. For the price I would have expected a better quality product. Also the neck of the bottle is very narrow and you are unable to clean it properly with a bottle brush or sponge.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does it’s job but a few flaws I am using this system due to low supply to try to stimulate more milk while getting baby used to being at the breast. This system works fairly well but is definitely way too expensive for what it is. I also find that I have to maintain a constant squeeze on the bottle to keep baby sucking, and the hard plastic is not the best design for this. It is very tiring on the hand, unlike the starter system which has a flexible area to squeeze. I’ve also experienced some leaks but figured out that the bottle was too tight on the valve. It would also be nice to be able to order replacement of just one size tube instead of all 3, which is also very expensive.
Date published: 2018-10-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Its ok I brought this after being a suggestion from a Lactation Consultant (due to baby having a tongue tie). I got to use a temporary one from Medela given by the hospital and loved it. For some reason my baby dont seem to get the supplement out of this one. I see the supplement be pulked into the tube but after feeding for 30 minutes per breast the bottle is still full. Also, this is not easy to clean as the bottle is really narrow. For the price it should include a small brush for cleaning. Just really disappointed especially given how over priced this item is.
Date published: 2019-04-19
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Can it be used with a contact nipple? 

Asked by: AAA18
Yes, I have only ever used mine with a nipple shield. It takes a little practice at first but definitely can be done.
Answered by: Mom of 6 month old
Date published: 2019-04-27

Instead of boiling this once a day to steralize, can I use the medela microwave steralizer bags?

Asked by: Bdewey
Yes, the Quick Clean Micro-steam Bags can be used to sanitize your parts. The only part that we don't recommend placing in the bag would be the tubing. All other parts are safe to use in the micro-steam bag.
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2019-02-08

Another question, When my baby finishes the milk in the SNS bottle, and she still wants to stay on sucking, should i let her continue sucking the empty tube? if not, how can i remove it without her unlatching? Thank you!

Asked by: Toli
I use the feeding tube exactly for this reason, my baby wants to stay latched after feedings and to fall asleep. I don't use the tape so I can easily take the tube away once the bottle is empty.
Answered by: Erin85
Date published: 2019-01-30

I just bought the SNS yesterday. Its working great so far. However, the tape on my breast is sooo painful to remove. Any suggestions?

Asked by: Toli
Hi Toli--- We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this. Please reach out directly to our team so that we may determine if Medela tape is being used and then get a better idea of how we may be able to assist with that. Our team is available via chat on our website 24 hours a day, 5 days a week, and Saturdays until 12pm CST!
Answered by: Medela Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-22

Can this system be used to give liquid cereals? The child is refusing to take anything but breast milk. TQ

Asked by: KayS
I would not recommend it. The tubes are quite small and the cereal would likely get stuck in them. Also, considering the SNS is designed to stimulate milk production (not just be an alternative to other methods of feeding) I would think giving cereal in I is not a good idea. It takes time for baby to get used to cereals and other foods. I'm sure they will come around!
Answered by: MissalissaW
Date published: 2018-08-07
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