What Is A Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)?

What Is A Supplemental Nursing System (SNS)?

It’s common to face challenges while breastfeeding, such as latching difficulties, a low milk supply, the baby needing extra nutrients with their breastmilk, and more. To help overcome these challenges it can be recommended to consider using a feeding tube to assist you while breastfeeding. This device is commonly known as a Supplemental Nursing System or SNS. An SNS can encourage mothers and babies to get closer to a more satisfying breastfeeding experience.

How does it work?

Our Haakaa Silicone Feeding Tube Set is designed to help mothers and babies who are in this position. The SNS feeding tube connects to a bottle of supplemented milk at one end, and to the breast at the other, often secured with medical tape. As your baby feeds, the supplemented milk is delivered through the tube to the breast.

The sucking action of the baby on the breast can encourage milk production which helps with milk supply. These tubes also allow your child to receive any additional nutrients they may need at the same time as their breastmilk.

The Haakaa Silicone Feeding Tube Set contains 1 x Inlet Tube, 1 x Outlet Tube, 1 x Tube Adapter, 1 x Flow Controller, 1 x Cleaning Brush, 1 x Medical Tape, 1 x Carry Case, you will also need a baby bottle and a X-shaped variable flow nipple (not included in set).

As always our products BPA, PVC and phthalate-free, the tube is made from food grade silicone so you can be sure that your little one is safe.

If you’re curious on how to clean the product, here are some simple steps:

1.Connect the tube back up to your baby bottle once that has been sterilised.

2.Add in clean hot water and feed it through the tubes until clean to rinse out any excess milk.

3.Use the cleaning brush to scrub the inside of the tube (the bigger tube) and then you can sterilise in boiling water for 2-3 minutes.

4.All clean and ready to use again!


We have received some lovely responses on social media and our websites from lovely Haakaa Mama’s who have benefited from this product.

"Fabulous. Used with my 8 month old when my supply dropped and this helped to restore my supply naturally."

"This is the MOST AMAZING thing I've seen all year!! What a fantastic, practical solution to assist moms & babes along their breastfeeding journey. Truly remarkable product"

Remember, every mothers breastfeeding journey is unique. It is important to figure out what works for you and not compare yourself to others. Our products are designed to help breastfeeding mama’s along their journey, they are safe and easy to use so that you can focus on your experience, without any extra stress.

Good luck!

25th Mar 2021 Jade Carpenter


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