Item #: 009.0005
The Supplemental Nutrition System (SNS) is a feeding tube device to provide babies long-term supplemental feedings at the breast. When a baby is at breast over a period of days or weeks, a hormonal mechanism is triggered that causes milk to be produced.
The SNS can also be used for:
- Inducing lactation
- Keeping special-needs babies at the breast
- Premature babies
- Weak, ineffective or lazy nursers
- Failure-to-thrive babies
- Impaired babies
- Low-milk supply mothers
- Relactating mothers
- A teaching tool to “fingerfed” babies who have had difficulty latching onto the breast
The SNS is intended to enable mothers to breastfeed when they would otherwise be unable to do so, and help the baby train their sucking behavior.