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Medela Calma Solitaire

3.7 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Introducing the revolutionary breastfeeding-friendly feeding solution for breastmilk
  • Breast is best but when Mum has to be separated from her baby for work or social reasons then Calma provides the right feeding solution
  • Calma is the only scientific-based feeding device that helps to support the similar sucking behaviour of the baby at the breast
  • Calma requires a similar sucking behaviour to breastfeeding using the tongue to create vacuum making it easier for babies to switch between breast and Calma
  • Breastfeeding needs to be well established before introducing Calma, Calma is recommended for breastfed babies and not those who are currently bottle fed as they may find it difficult to feed
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Technical Details
Model NumberCalma
Item Weight68 g
Item model numberCalma
Target genderUnisex
Material Typesilicone
Batteries requiredNo
Is portableYes
  
Additional Information
ASINB004EWFCEE
Best Sellers Rank 293 in Baby (See top 100)
Shipping Weight59 g
Date First Available7 Sept. 2010
  
 

Product Description

Box Contains

  • 1 x Calma Solitaire
  • 2 x Multi lids
  • 1 x Protection cap


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    What medela have done is absolutely incredible. Calma teat beats any other teat when you are breastfeeding. The baby has to work hard as the sucking is almost the same as when sucking from the breast. The baby actually has to latch on the calma just like on the breast. Calma is the best solution when you're breastfeeding, and expressing milk (or using formula) so that baby does not get confused with different sucking and different speed of the milk flow. Fantastic product. Brilliant piece of engineering.
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    We have been feeding my baby expressed milk on occasion since she was 3 weeks old, but we didn't discover this teat until she was just over 3 months old. Previously we were using Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature or Philips Advent bottles and teats. We weren't happy with those brands, as my baby picked up some bad habits that hurt me when she was back on the boob. She also started to get a bit lazy on the breast and would only drink the foremilk on occasion.

    The Madela Calma teat works brilliantly. As the baby sucks, you can see the milk being sucked through the teat and it does very much look like the way milk comes out of the breast. Since we've been using this teat, my baby has dropped the bad habits she had picked up and transitions much easier between breast and bottle.

    The teat is simple to assemble and clean. There are 3 parts, and it's very easy to clean.

    It is quite different from other teats and can throw off people who've never used one before. You can't test the milk's temperature in the same way as before, as you do need to suck on the teat to get any milk through, for example. It also makes a strange (and endearing) clicking sound as the baby sucks.

    It's a great teat for mothers who want to continue breastfeeding without worrying about transition, and I highly recommend it.
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    I really wanted this to work as I use a medela pump occasionally so thought I could just stick the teat onto a freshly pumped bottle however this didn't work for my breastfed baby. She didn't seem to get it and quickly got frustrated. "Oh well", I thought, "I'll just put the milk into another bottle" but the teat had frothed up all the milk underneath and the fatty layer had very quickly separated from the rest despite it being fresh milk. I've heard they are a bit marmite though and some babies absolutely love them.
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    Great if your introducing a bottle early but want to continue breastfeeding. This makes the baby still suck unlike most bottles that have a hole so milk drips regardless. I found these far less messy but it make take a few tries (3 days) for baby to get used to the unique shape
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    Simply cannot fault the operation of this product. We've used these with our first child (now 3) and our newborn. We had the intention of exclusive breast-feeding, however medical needs of the children shifted the realms of what was possible and bottle feeding was needed to supplement feeding.

    These units are not cheap, but after buying a Madela Swing pump when in hospital with our first we trusted the brand and were swung by the "closed thing to breast-feeding" claim. We've had nothing but success with these since feed number one!

    There is one negative and that is the fiddly assembly each time after washing/sterilising, however you do develop the "knack". The bottle cap also doubles up as a sterile shield for the teat when travelling until needed.

    Pros:
    Does EXACTLY what it claims.
    Good quality materials.
    Fits directly on feeding bottles (including those commonly used in neo-natal)

    Cons:
    Price is high but well worth it.
    Assembly has to be mastered.
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    I could not get enough of this. It was perfect. In fact better than perfect. As breastfeeding mother I have had the issue with my beasties from changing from breast to bottle, this made it so much easy. Easy to hold, use and mimic the breast. Extremely soft teat. No colic. Highly recommended. So wish I found this earlier
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    I ordered a calma when my son was first born as I intended to breast feed but wanted my husband to be able to feed him breast milk on occasions. When my son was 4 weeks old we used it for the first time and it was almost like he didn't even notice the difference. We didn't use it again until he was 6 weeks and, again, there was no problem with him taking it. It wasn't until he was 8 weeks that we began using it regularly and I have to say I love the calma. Yes, it's more expensive than normal teats, however because baby has to work for his food there is less likelihood of over-feeding and/or choking. I read the reviews on amazon before ordering the calma and I have to say that even at 4 weeks my son had no issues using the calma or being able to get milk using it. I fully recommend it to every parent who intends to breast feed.
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    Psychologically this is a master piece. It sounds brilliant and appeals to the modern parent who wants to breastfeed but also will use bottles. It's reassuringly expensive and well made - and for awhile it worked, but then it didn't.

    We endured through a tough time getting breast feeding established so it was only at 6 weeks we started using our Calma. First impressions were good, baby took it straight away and first feed went well.

    Then we had problems with it leaking, flowing far too quickly and, despite all the clever bits, contributing to our baby getting awful colic. I don't know how you can get putting it together wrong, however it's clearly possible, yet I still do not know what I did wrong. It's also very prone to causing the baby to choke. Medela claim the long teat is just like a nipple, however I'm yet to have the baby choke on the new bottles we are now using.

    The final straw was when we, regrettably, had to start mixing in formula feeds to the mix. To be fair to Medela, they do state it won't work with formula - and it doesn't. The hole is too small - poor baby was sucking like mad and getting nothing. 50ml feed took an hour and he was only half way through. Torrid for all parties.

    We've now switched to Dr Browns bottles. So much easier. Decent flow for breast and formula milk. Easy to out together and absolutely no colic problems since we started using them. Baby took them easily, no choking and still happy to breast feed.

    Out of 6 mums in our NCT group, all started with Calma. We were the last to abandon it - the others got fed up with them before us. 0/6 is a pretty damning indictment.

    It might work for you, but i would not recommend Calma.
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