With Calma, a baby can finally apply the same feeding behaviour learned at the breast when consuming expressed human milk. This allows for a seamless transition between breast and Calma, eliminating Nipple Confusion.
- Just like when breastfeeding, baby latches onto the teat of Calma by creating suction. Once the suction has been established, the baby uses their tongue to increase or decrease the level of suction. When suction is at baseline, milk will not flow through Calma. However, when baby increases the level of suction, Calma allows the milk to pass through the teat into the baby's mouth.
- Baby maintains control of the feeding session which minimizes overeating, associated with a higher risk of obesity and diabetes Breastmilk flow stops when baby wants to pause & breathe allowing baby to maintain optimum blood oxygen saturation levels & heart rate, which reduces stress
- Baby uses the same facial muscles to create suction which reduces the risk of ear infections, malocclusion (malformed jaw; spaces between teeth), speech problems, and nipple confusion