We have done a few breastfeeding posts and in two of them are pictures of mothers and their babies using a SNS system. You can see them here and here. SNS stands for Supplemental Nursing System. This can be used for mothers with low milk supply to continue the breastfeeding relationship.
There are different breastfeeding ‘symbols’ around for women to support and educate others about breastfeeding. Nyssa made this one for SNS moms! Thanks mama!
Thank you for sharing!! I am currently using an SNS at night to give my 5mo DS the extra milkies he needs. I’m 4 months pregnant and my supply has dropped some. The SNS is in no way convenient, but he is so worth the extra effort to maintain our nursing relationship. I plan on tandem nursing him and the new baby when he/she arrives in July. 🙂
SNS can also be used for inducing lactation. We are in the process of adopting and I’m considering one (if needed) as part of my protocol of inducing lactation.
I love it! I used an SNS with my son for a couple months, when his growth fell off the charts. It was frustrating at times, but it worked to increase my supply and get my son where he needed to be. I was so glad to have it so that I could keep nursing! He is now 14 months and still nursing (though more for comfort than milk, as I’m also 4 months pregnant and my supply has tanked). I hope he will keep trying until the baby gets here, and then I want to tandem nurse.
What we do for our babies!
I met a daddy at a La Leche League meeting the other night who is a female to male transgender who birthed his and his partner’s son and is able to breast feed him, but has low milk (due to having very little breast tissue) and using one of these. I thought it was so cool! His little boy was addddorable too.
Hey, I just wanted to let you know my blog is now http://www.diaryofalactationfailure.blogspot.com .
The link no longer works. 🙂