How To Use A Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)

A Supplemental Nursing System (SNS) can be a useful tool when working on improving direct breastfeeding. It can be a particularly useful for mothers with low milk supply, or who are interested in relactation or inducing lactation after adoption or surrogacy. Diba Tillery, owner of My Pure Delivery Breastfeeding Clinic, describes when and why to use a Supplemental Nursing System (SNS), and demonstrates how to assemble, use, and clean your SNS.

Note: Please only consider an SNS while working closely with a lactation consultant (IBCLC). It is a complicated tool that comes in handy with a learning curve, and should be used only as a temporary means to an end. Book a consult with one of our International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) today and we can make a plan tailored to you and your baby’s needs.


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