Sunday, August 5, 2012

Medela Calma - Easily Transition from Breastfeeding to Bottle


More mothers are choosing to breastfeed longer, it's a very special bonding experience they get to share with their baby.  In addition, many mother's are choosing to co-feed and let their husband's experience this special bond with their baby as well.  Making that transition easy for both mom and baby is crucial to its success.

Calma, a new woman and infant breastfeeding innovation that Medela recently launched in the U.S. Calma is a research-based nipple used with a BPA-free breastmilk bottle designed to allow babies to maintain their natural feeding behavior and transition from bottle back to breast with ease — a revolution for breastfeeding mothers.

Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier. Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer.

With Calma, the milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum to remove the milk. This enables the feeding behavior learned at the breast to be used with Calma.


What’s unique about the Calma baby bottle is that it is more than a conventional bottle nipple: it’s a research-based feeding solution designed exclusively for breastfed babies to support mothers in maintaining their breastfeeding goals, especially during life transitions (like going back to work or date night).

Bond with your baby longer (and easier)... with Calma!

Having trouble breastfeeding? Visit Medela for helpful tips from experts and mothers, just like you!


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Medela Calma Baby Bottles


This giveaway will end August 25th at Midnight EST.

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Disclaimer: I received complimentary Calma baby bottles from Medela for the purpose of writing a review and hosting a giveaway.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and/or believe will be a good fit for my readers.  The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.  Results may vary. No monetary compensation was received.


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46 comments:

suzannesaphone said...

I used the Calma with my son 2 years ago (we lived in Europe then) and we loved it!!

Colleen M said...

I learned that Medela’s commitment to quality products and supportive programs has made the company the industry leader and the primary supplier of breastpumps to healthcare facilities in the United States.

colljerr at comcast dot net

Barbara Cross said...

I learned that the baby needs to create a vacuum to get the milk to flow through the calma nipple - I love how technology is catching up! My daughters never got the hang of bottles, which made it difficult when I had to be away occasionally - for the next baby these bottles could make a huge difference for me!

Mags said...

Medela’s primary focus is breastfeeding…by helping moms to successfully breastfeed their babies and to do so for as long as they choose.

Sarah Untersee said...

Medela offers breastfeeding support on their site.

Sarah Untersee said...

Medela offers breastfeeding support on their site.

Maria said...

that you can take a quiz to learn your style and see which pump is best for you!

aperry said...

The flow control valve allows your baby to control milk flow in the calma bottle

Brooke T said...

Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior, so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer.

Sonya said...

I learned that the Medela Calma is made for breastfed babies. Since my last baby would not take a bottle, hopefully the Calma will work for us! sonyadmorris@gmail.com
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Beth R said...

I learned that Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies' natural feeding behavior, so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer
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sandy1955 said...

Medela’s Breastfeeding Division exists to enhance mother and baby health through the life-giving benefits of breastmilk.
Sandy VanHoey

Nat said...

I've never seen bottles like these, but I wish I had known about them when my son was an infant. We had an awful time transitioning to the bottle. I learned that using Calma the baby can pause feedings naturally, like w/ a breast because milk only flows when baby creates a vacuum.

Chris said...

Calma bottles have a flow control valve that allows baby to control milk flow

Rainy Carson said...

I like that they can control the flow like breastfeeding which makes it easier to go back and forth for work and other things.

tweetyscute said...

Its designed exclusively for breatfeeding.

theresa j

Lizzie Ticona said...

Love that Medela focuses and encourages breastfeeding. and are focused to make their lives easier by creating comfortable quality products to breastfeeding easier. love it!

rebecca williams said...

I learned on the site, that there are lots of Tips and Solutions on biting and such.

Rebecca W. said...

Love how it works with breastfeeding to make the transition easier.

KatieO said...

They offer products to fill all of your breastfeeding needs!

Anne N. said...

I like that Medela offers breastfeeding support on their site.

Anne N. said...

I like they offer breastfeeding support on their web site.

Christina G said...

Calma doesn't leak and helps prevent gas

Abigail said...

the storage bags protect the mil from breaking down

Melissa said...

I learned that they were founded in Switzerland in 1961!

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The Loops said...

That Medela offers breastfeeding support.

The Loops said...

That Medela offers breastfeeding support.

Anna Lichtenberger said...

I was surprised to learn how breastfeeding friendly medela is! I knew that they sold pumps and bottles but all the support that they offer is phenomenal!

Lacey Crochet said...

The milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum to remove the milk.

Sarah Reed said...

I learned about the Calma bottles and how they mimic breastfeeding. I am a huge fan of medela, I use their pump, storage bags, washable breastpads and more. I did not know that they had these bottles. My baby really had a terrible time transitioning from breast to pumped milk in a bottle when I returned to work and these bottles sound like they would have helped.

Priscilla Benavides said...

I learned that Medela was Founded in 1961 in Zug, Switzerland by Olle Larsson.
priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

Chris Knapp said...

I learned that Founded in 1961 in Zug, Switzerland by Olle Larsson, Medela continues to grow under the ownership of the Larsson family today.

dana adams said...

Calma bottles are designed to allow babies to latch on just like when breastfeeding.

dana adams said...

Calma bottles are designed to allow babies to latch on just like when breastfeeding.

Nikki said...

Mimics natural feeding behavior: your baby can feed, pause and breathe, similar to breastfeeding.

Amy Miller--Goldenpeaches said...

It has a vented nipple that Helps reduce gassiness as the bottle is vented through our unique air control system.

HilLesha said...

Medela supports the WHO Code’s call for commitment to breastfeeding and breastmilk as the optimal nutrition for the growth, development and health of babies

newmama2010 said...

I learned that there's a "Find a LC" feature on their website.

Tylerpants said...

I learned that Medela was founded in 1961 in Zug, Switzerland by Olle Larsson. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Felicia R said...

I didn't know you could get breastfeeding support on their page, I thought it was only about the projects.

Felicia R said...

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Nancy said...

I learned that they also sell Intimate Apparel and Feeding Accessories.

Nancy
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jeanette sheets said...

can pause brest feeding and flow to baby

Maureen said...

If you turn the Calma bottle upside down it will not leak, but the vented nipple will help avoid gassiness.

Gianna said...

They also sell breast pumps.

Linda Trinklein said...

they sell so many great products! thanks!