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Calma

Calma is an innovative feeding solution created for breastfed babies. It is designed to not interfere with breastfeeding, to let your baby feed the way they learned at the breast.

 

For more information on the World Health Organization’s recommendation on breastfeeding duration visit www.medela.com/who

£11.99£16.99

VAT included

Calma

The Medela Calma is designed exclusively as an option for breastfeeding mums wishing to feed their babies with expressed breast milk. It was developed in cooperation with breastfeeding experts from the Hartmann Human Lactation Research Group at the University of Western Australia. Calma allows your baby to suck, swallow and breathe in a natural way:

  • your baby can drink, pause and breathe in a natural rhythm, remaining calm and settled
  • your baby needs to create a vacuum to start the milk flow
  • your baby can maintain their natural sucking behaviour
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Calma Solitaire:
1x Calma

 

Calma 150ml:

1x Calma
1x Bottle 150ml
1x multi-lid

 

Calma 250ml:

1x Calma
1x Bottle 250ml
1x multi-lid

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tried Phillips, Vital and Nuby before finally finding Calma. A feeding system that maintained the suck reflex to an extent (none of the others came close) and gives the best chance of avoiding nipple confusion/chewing/pacifying/fluttering if topping-up, for days out or when intending to revert to breast. Although one size fits all did struggle with a sub 7lb newborn (triggers gag reflex with full latch and length of teat can interfere a little with the wave-type motion at the back of the tongue). Seems to correct/work better around 8lb +. Minimal reflux and very rarely causes choking (when milk goes down the wrong way). Nipple shields also helped to re-educate back to breast after bottle BUT still working through this so can’t attest to the efficacy of reverting to breastfeeding after bottledeeding/expressing. Also bought the freestyle pump which I can’t recommend enough for integrated, hands free, mobile, relatively comfortable (no soreness) and highly effective/efficient pumping. Actually performed better than the symphony we hired and is super quiet. The only company I found whose history, research, product testing and development stood-up to the uniquely-complex demands and needs of breastfeeding. Hired symphony had to be returned by a UPS drop-off tho which can be troublesome. Save yourself the time, effort, anxiety and stress by buying Medela. I spent days and days researching – medela is still the gold standard at the time of writing this review. Haven’t tried similar competitors, but majority of UK hospitals use medela technology so makes for easy transition. Did start with budget/entry alternatives e.g. Tommee tipper which were uncomfortable and inefficient. Middle market options e.g. Phillips are not significantly better. You get what you pay for.

  2. Aysha Gunduz (verified owner)

    Had to be readmitted into hospital and the consultant wanted me to give my baby top ups of expressed milk after i had finished breastfeeding him for every feed to monitor how much milk he was taking. Once we were discharged he became used to the teat of the bottles that were given to me at the hospital and then struggled to latch on properly. I did some research and came across the Mandela calma range. Thought I would buy it and give it a try, glad I did because he now breastfeeds a lot better then he did before. The latch is better and he doesn’t get frustrated when at the breast. The calma teat is designed to mimic the breast not like other teats where the baby struggles to swallow on time because so much milk is released. If your planning to breast and bottle feed I highly recommend investing in it.

  3. D de Fonseka (verified owner)

    This is great, particularly for those considering mixed feeding and concerned about nipple/teat confusion. My baby had jaundice and had to be fed via bottle (expressed breast milk) when she was quite tiny, before she got used to the breast and latching. There was a distinct lack of suckling at nipple when used ordinary teats, even if slow flow – as if she’s waiting for the milk to flow automatically. But since we started using Calma teat there was less confusion. Baby still has to suckle with this teat, similar to nipple.
    I’ve noted though after 6 weeks of using the teat the flow is a bit more than when first bought. But we are using the bottle less and less and she’s much better at latching, so not been an issue.

  4. Lauren Gibbs (verified owner)

    My baby didn’t get on well with any other bottle, for his night time feed of expressed milk. After some research we purchased this and haven’t looked back since. Baby took to it straight away. Quick delivery and easy to assemble/clean (using medela bottle brush and steriliser bags).

  5. Carlie Englefield (verified owner)

    Perfect! My baby is exclusively breast fed but will take expressed milk in these bottles. I was keen to find something that would be as similar to breast feeding as possible to avoid my baby having a preference for the bottle and these are perfect.

  6. Lisa Bryce (verified owner)

    Great product, highly recommend!

    I was always worried about introducing the bottle to my baby, however it became necessary with pending appointments I needed to attend.

    I had no need to worry as Calma made this transition so much easier for us.

    As with all Medela products this product is great quality and value for money.

    The unique design of the bottle helps my baby take to the bottle as if feeding from the breast they need to suck it. In comparison to regular bottles where you are only dripping the milk into their mouth! The calma bottle helps them to control the flow and reduces choking and spitting up milk etc.

    Don’t get me wrong my baby did not take to it straight away however with persistence and a little patience it worked out for us.

    I would highly recommend this in comparison to a regular bottle to help towards a smoother transition.

    Well done Medela on another great product!

  7. Lisa Monan (verified owner)

    These bottles are great, they really helped with my baby’s reflux and she loves them.

  8. Anna Buck (verified owner)

    The bottle and teat is well made and looks great. My daughter won’t take it but that’s her not the bottle. She’ll tolerate this in her mouth which is a start.

    The customer service with medela was exceptional. There was an issue that was not their fault but they went above and beyond to sort it out. They were brilliant. Absolutely fantastic. And we’ll persevere with the bottle!

  9. Amy Cross-Webber (verified owner)

    Really pleased with this bottle. The design of the teat helps my baby control how much they want to eat and prevents wastage.

  10. Gemma Ackerley

    It took a while for my little one to get the hang of but great for feeding from bottle and breast. Was great to be able to see how my baby was feeding while she was being fed by my partner, this helped me created a better position when breastfeeding.

  11. Aditi Bose (verified owner)

    Loved these teats. My baby struggled with breastfeeding initially and was given the bottle from day 1 itself. While on regular teats she fought the breast, but once my milk came in and she was given this teat, over time she learnt how to pace herself while suckling. Within 3 weeks, she learnt how to breastfeed directly – I strongly feel this teat helped her learn how to suck and breathe and that made the transition smoother.

  12. Sybil Hoang

    This has made breast and bottle feeding a dream. Baby switches between breast and bottle seamlessly. Also because it doesn’t work unless baby sucks it, I’ve never spilt anything. It is a feat of engineering for the price. It is very robust and solid. A really quality product.

  13. Katherine Barrington

    We’ve been trying these as we are predominantly breastfeeding so went for this more expensive option as they are supposed to mimic breastfeeding. Unfortunately this is not the case, as soon as our daughter sucks the milk just pours out and she constantly chokes. We’ve persevered for several weeks and used different positions with no improvement. I would not recommend these as replicating breastfeeding and won’t be using again.

  14. Kim (verified owner)

    My baby doesnt like it, so i just put it away now, wasting money as it is not cheap

  15. Ivy Broadhead (verified owner)

    I am really happy with this product so far, I am still breastfeeding most of the time and my baby found standard teats really difficult to manage but has got on much better with the calma. She is able to suck from it much better and doesn’t seem to have any nipple confusion so far which I was worried about. Calma is expensive but seems good quality, I would recommend

  16. Tori

    I love the idea of these bottles but even after several attempts my baby could not get enough milk through and it has resulted in him becomI got very frustrated each time I’ve tried them.

  17. Rob Evans (verified owner)

    On our second baby using Medela Calma. Both have fed well using it, both a mixture of breast and bottle feeding.

    If I could gvie an extra star for customer service I would. Had to give them a call (mistake I made) and they were excellent.

  18. Dubravka Vukadin

    I love Medela Calma, baby accepted it easy and also was easy to go back on breast. I wouldn’t use any other.

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Calma Solitaire:
1x Calma

 

Calma 150ml:

1x Calma
1x Bottle 150ml
1x multi-lid

 

Calma 250ml:

1x Calma
1x Bottle 250ml
1x multi-lid

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Tried Phillips, Vital and Nuby before finally finding Calma. A feeding system that maintained the suck reflex to an extent (none of the others came close) and gives the best chance of avoiding nipple confusion/chewing/pacifying/fluttering if topping-up, for days out or when intending to revert to breast. Although one size fits all did struggle with a sub 7lb newborn (triggers gag reflex with full latch and length of teat can interfere a little with the wave-type motion at the back of the tongue). Seems to correct/work better around 8lb +. Minimal reflux and very rarely causes choking (when milk goes down the wrong way). Nipple shields also helped to re-educate back to breast after bottle BUT still working through this so can’t attest to the efficacy of reverting to breastfeeding after bottledeeding/expressing. Also bought the freestyle pump which I can’t recommend enough for integrated, hands free, mobile, relatively comfortable (no soreness) and highly effective/efficient pumping. Actually performed better than the symphony we hired and is super quiet. The only company I found whose history, research, product testing and development stood-up to the uniquely-complex demands and needs of breastfeeding. Hired symphony had to be returned by a UPS drop-off tho which can be troublesome. Save yourself the time, effort, anxiety and stress by buying Medela. I spent days and days researching – medela is still the gold standard at the time of writing this review. Haven’t tried similar competitors, but majority of UK hospitals use medela technology so makes for easy transition. Did start with budget/entry alternatives e.g. Tommee tipper which were uncomfortable and inefficient. Middle market options e.g. Phillips are not significantly better. You get what you pay for.

  2. Aysha Gunduz (verified owner)

    Had to be readmitted into hospital and the consultant wanted me to give my baby top ups of expressed milk after i had finished breastfeeding him for every feed to monitor how much milk he was taking. Once we were discharged he became used to the teat of the bottles that were given to me at the hospital and then struggled to latch on properly. I did some research and came across the Mandela calma range. Thought I would buy it and give it a try, glad I did because he now breastfeeds a lot better then he did before. The latch is better and he doesn’t get frustrated when at the breast. The calma teat is designed to mimic the breast not like other teats where the baby struggles to swallow on time because so much milk is released. If your planning to breast and bottle feed I highly recommend investing in it.

  3. D de Fonseka (verified owner)

    This is great, particularly for those considering mixed feeding and concerned about nipple/teat confusion. My baby had jaundice and had to be fed via bottle (expressed breast milk) when she was quite tiny, before she got used to the breast and latching. There was a distinct lack of suckling at nipple when used ordinary teats, even if slow flow – as if she’s waiting for the milk to flow automatically. But since we started using Calma teat there was less confusion. Baby still has to suckle with this teat, similar to nipple.
    I’ve noted though after 6 weeks of using the teat the flow is a bit more than when first bought. But we are using the bottle less and less and she’s much better at latching, so not been an issue.

  4. Lauren Gibbs (verified owner)

    My baby didn’t get on well with any other bottle, for his night time feed of expressed milk. After some research we purchased this and haven’t looked back since. Baby took to it straight away. Quick delivery and easy to assemble/clean (using medela bottle brush and steriliser bags).

  5. Carlie Englefield (verified owner)

    Perfect! My baby is exclusively breast fed but will take expressed milk in these bottles. I was keen to find something that would be as similar to breast feeding as possible to avoid my baby having a preference for the bottle and these are perfect.

  6. Lisa Bryce (verified owner)

    Great product, highly recommend!

    I was always worried about introducing the bottle to my baby, however it became necessary with pending appointments I needed to attend.

    I had no need to worry as Calma made this transition so much easier for us.

    As with all Medela products this product is great quality and value for money.

    The unique design of the bottle helps my baby take to the bottle as if feeding from the breast they need to suck it. In comparison to regular bottles where you are only dripping the milk into their mouth! The calma bottle helps them to control the flow and reduces choking and spitting up milk etc.

    Don’t get me wrong my baby did not take to it straight away however with persistence and a little patience it worked out for us.

    I would highly recommend this in comparison to a regular bottle to help towards a smoother transition.

    Well done Medela on another great product!

  7. Lisa Monan (verified owner)

    These bottles are great, they really helped with my baby’s reflux and she loves them.

  8. Anna Buck (verified owner)

    The bottle and teat is well made and looks great. My daughter won’t take it but that’s her not the bottle. She’ll tolerate this in her mouth which is a start.

    The customer service with medela was exceptional. There was an issue that was not their fault but they went above and beyond to sort it out. They were brilliant. Absolutely fantastic. And we’ll persevere with the bottle!

  9. Amy Cross-Webber (verified owner)

    Really pleased with this bottle. The design of the teat helps my baby control how much they want to eat and prevents wastage.

  10. Gemma Ackerley

    It took a while for my little one to get the hang of but great for feeding from bottle and breast. Was great to be able to see how my baby was feeding while she was being fed by my partner, this helped me created a better position when breastfeeding.

  11. Aditi Bose (verified owner)

    Loved these teats. My baby struggled with breastfeeding initially and was given the bottle from day 1 itself. While on regular teats she fought the breast, but once my milk came in and she was given this teat, over time she learnt how to pace herself while suckling. Within 3 weeks, she learnt how to breastfeed directly – I strongly feel this teat helped her learn how to suck and breathe and that made the transition smoother.

  12. Sybil Hoang

    This has made breast and bottle feeding a dream. Baby switches between breast and bottle seamlessly. Also because it doesn’t work unless baby sucks it, I’ve never spilt anything. It is a feat of engineering for the price. It is very robust and solid. A really quality product.

  13. Katherine Barrington

    We’ve been trying these as we are predominantly breastfeeding so went for this more expensive option as they are supposed to mimic breastfeeding. Unfortunately this is not the case, as soon as our daughter sucks the milk just pours out and she constantly chokes. We’ve persevered for several weeks and used different positions with no improvement. I would not recommend these as replicating breastfeeding and won’t be using again.

  14. Kim (verified owner)

    My baby doesnt like it, so i just put it away now, wasting money as it is not cheap

  15. Ivy Broadhead (verified owner)

    I am really happy with this product so far, I am still breastfeeding most of the time and my baby found standard teats really difficult to manage but has got on much better with the calma. She is able to suck from it much better and doesn’t seem to have any nipple confusion so far which I was worried about. Calma is expensive but seems good quality, I would recommend

  16. Tori

    I love the idea of these bottles but even after several attempts my baby could not get enough milk through and it has resulted in him becomI got very frustrated each time I’ve tried them.

  17. Rob Evans (verified owner)

    On our second baby using Medela Calma. Both have fed well using it, both a mixture of breast and bottle feeding.

    If I could gvie an extra star for customer service I would. Had to give them a call (mistake I made) and they were excellent.

  18. Dubravka Vukadin

    I love Medela Calma, baby accepted it easy and also was easy to go back on breast. I wouldn’t use any other.

Write a review