SweepstakesLovers.com Award-Winning Calma Giveaway by Medela

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Congratulations to monica dickens who won one (1) Calma breastmilk feeding set courtesy of Medela. Connect with Medela on Facebook and Twitter.

Eligibility : The SweepstakesLovers.com Award-Winning Calma Giveaway by Medela (the “Promotion”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. Void outside the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Also void where prohibited or restricted by law, rule or regulation. All applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

Promotion Period : The SweepstakesLovers.com Award-Winning Calma Giveaway by Medela (the “Promotion”) begins at 12:01:00 AM Eastern Time (“ET”) on Sunday, February 19, 2012 and ends at 11:59:59 PM PT on Sunday, March 11, 2012 (“Promotion Period”).

How to Enter : 1) Leave a comment below to tell us why you would like to win a Calma breastmilk feeding set ?.
2) Like Medela on Facebook to receive an extra entry.
3) Follow Medela on Twitter to receive an extra entry.

Limit : Each participant may enter only one (1) time per day during the Promotion Period.

Prize (s) :

One (1) Grand Prize : One (1) Calma breastmilk feeding set. Approximate Retail Value of the prize is $19.99.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed exclusively for breastmilk feeding.
Switching from bottle back to breast has never been easier. Calma was developed using evidence-based research on babies’ natural feeding behavior so you can enjoy your breastfeeding bond longer.
With Calma, the milk will only flow if your baby works and creates vacuum to remove the milk. This enables the feeding behavior learned at the breast to be used with Calma.

Calma Breastmilk Feeding Set Review : Recently, Medela introduced Award-Winning Calma in the United States and we got our hands on a Calma breastmilk feeding set for testing purpose.

Calma is the ideal alternative to breastfeeding for mothers who want to give their babies breastmilk.
It’s the only scientific based feeding device that helps to support the similar sucking behaviour of the baby at the breast.
So if you have to be separated from your baby then Calma provides the right feeding solution because Calma requires a similar sucking behaviour to breastfeeding using through a combination of tongue and jaw movements to create vacuum making it easier for babies to switch between breast and Calma.

Unfortunately, we haven’t been able to test this main feature simply because our baby is almost 8 months old and we stopped breastfeeding when she was 2 months old.
However, my girlfriend kept breast pumping and the baby is still breastmilk feeded so we were still able to test the product itself.

Calma is recommended for breastfed babies and not those who are currently bottle fed as they may find it difficult to feed but our baby had no problem figuring out how to use it.
Of course, this may take some time for some babies to figure out how to use it the first time. But with a little patience and help (by stimulating the lip as you would with breastfeeding), this will certainly work.

The one size/shape nipple is quite different from regular nipples. Calma may look a bit too long, but it fact, it is the perfect length.
Your nipple lengthens up to 2 times in your baby’s mouth while breastfeeding. As such, Calma was designed to reach a similar spot in your baby’s mouth as the breast.

Calma is not like the regular nipples because the milk only flows when the baby applies vacuum so babies can drink, breathe and pause regularly.
This is something that can’t be done with regular nipples as milk just keep flowing freely even if the baby is not actively sucking which often result in choking and/or milk spilled all over the clothes.
The vented nipple also helps reduce gassiness as the bottle is vented through the unique air control system.

Even if Calma has up to 5 parts (cap, nipple, top, base and lid), it’s still very easy to assemble and clean.
You will probably use the 5 parts only when you carry it as the cap and lid only help to keep the other parts clean while carrying.
Most of the time, you will only use the 3 necessary parts (nipple, top and base) which can be easily assembled by simply placing the silicone nipple onto top and inserting the top onto the base.

The package includes one all-stage nipple (no need to buy more nipples as one size is sufficient for the entire breastfeeding period, just as in nature.), one 5oz/150 mL bottle, one cap and 2 lids.
Calma is also compatible with all Medela breastpump bottles and cost around $19.99 which is kind of pricey for a single feeding set but considering the fact that you won’t have to buy extra nipples as your baby grows and all the benefits, it’s a good investment.

Pros
+ Easy transition from the breast to the bottle and back
+ Doesn’t drip
+ One size/shape nipple

Cons
– A bit pricey ($19.99)

Winner : We will pick 1 lucky person and announce the winner here on or around March 16, 2012.

Sponsor : This giveaway is sponsored by Medela. Connect with Medela on Facebook and Twitter.

*** Medela provided me a Calma breastmilk feeding set free of charge for my review. I have not received any monitory compensation in return for the review. All opinions are 100% my own. ***

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Comments (46 Messages)

ILona
Feb 19, 2012 7:31

This is the best brand, especially if you are nursing!

Sheree
Feb 19, 2012 7:37

Breastfeeding is the very best way to feed your baby. I breastfeed my son for 15 months! He has been very healthy, he’s intelligent, sensitive and happy! If I win I will be giving this to my niece who is expecting their first baby next month!!

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More
Feb 19, 2012 9:47

I’m pregnant with my first child and plan on breastfeeding. Medela has such and incredible name in the breastfeeding community so I, naturally, would love to win this set to get started right!

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More
Feb 19, 2012 9:48

I like Medela on Facebook as Jennifer Kruse

Jennifer @ Giveaways and More
Feb 19, 2012 9:48

I follow Medela on Twitter as curlyq776

Veronica
Feb 19, 2012 15:38

Would be an excellent gift for my big sister!

Amy
Feb 19, 2012 18:23

I can give it as a gift or sell it.

Pam
Feb 19, 2012 21:38

My daughter is 9 months pregnant

Keri R
Feb 20, 2012 14:15

I’m currently a breastfeeding/pumping mom. I’ve read great things about this bottle and would love to try it.

Keri R
Feb 20, 2012 14:15

I like Medela on Facebook.

Keri R
Feb 20, 2012 14:15

I follow Medela on Twitter.

Jeannie Cook
Feb 20, 2012 14:19

Medela helped feed my babies when i couldn’t. Breast milk is best.

Katrina Buell
Feb 20, 2012 14:20

I would love the Calma breastmilk feeding set! I’m pregnant with my second child and will need to go back to work after 3 months, I loved breastfeeding with my first child and I think this will help transition when I do go back to work.

Katrina Buell
Feb 20, 2012 14:21

I liked Medela on Facebook!

Craig Clarkson
Feb 20, 2012 15:15

I can’t think of a better gift to give to my daughter in law than this.

Jessica
Feb 20, 2012 18:09

I have a breastfeeding 4 month old little girl. I have been using a Medela I borrowed from a friend but she is now expecting again. She helped me out when I need it so I would love to replace her pump with a brand new one!!

pamela
Feb 20, 2012 19:13

I want this for my daughter who is 9 months pregnant

Adam
Feb 21, 2012 1:10

Turning a new chapter in me and my girlfriend’s life with a newborn on the way in a few wks and I’ve learned that breastfeeding is the way to go. I can see that this company believes in their product now I just need to get my hands on one of those sets. SoOo, me and my gf will wait to see if we’re the winners, medela.

Kari Fuller
Feb 21, 2012 8:36

Breastfeeding is awesome! And for those of us mom’s who also pump, Medela is the best brand!

KimQua Tran
Feb 21, 2012 12:16

Medela breast pump is the best.

KimQua Tran
Feb 21, 2012 12:18

Medela brand is would be my first choice

nigel noel
Feb 21, 2012 15:04

I would like to when. I smoke newports cause that seems to help culmdown stress.. Everyday

christine mitchell
Feb 22, 2012 13:47

I didnt get a chance to breast feed with my first but i would love to now with my second! I heard great reviews about this brand

christine mitchell
Feb 22, 2012 13:48

i like medela on fb- Mszchrissy mitchell

zoi encinas
Feb 23, 2012 19:44

Hello,
My barista and church friend are both young girls. Both are pregnant and I would love to give them this as a present. Both are exceptional and hardworking girls.
thank you
zoi

linda b
Feb 25, 2012 10:29

This would be for my daughter, who is expecting her first child (my first grandchild). This would make an awesome gift for her

KimQua Tran
Feb 27, 2012 9:09

Medela is my first choice

chi
Feb 28, 2012 13:30

I’m due in June with my 3rd. I plan to exclusively breast feed like I did for my first two.

tahnee arnold
Mar 1, 2012 4:23

im having my third baby, i strictly bottle fed my boys, thinkin bout trying breast feeding

Selma Jetpuri
Mar 2, 2012 10:37

Hi – I would love to win the Madela pump, first time mom, have gone through many complications to already get preganant and would help greatly.

Melanie Bosel
Mar 3, 2012 2:07

My daughter in law would love for me to gift this to her for her new baby! Come on and help me be the best mother in law ever!

Samantha
Mar 4, 2012 2:17

I would love to try this bottle because I have tried a lot of other bottles including the breast flow bottles and my daughter does not like them I think the flow may be too fast. I am exclusively breast feeding her through hand expression.

Samantha
Mar 4, 2012 2:23

Sorry for the double post I accidentally hit the done button on my phone. I was trying to put that this bottle might be able to get my daughter to be able to latch back on after being sick and not being able to latch on anymore yay hope I get one!!!!!

monica dickens
Mar 5, 2012 8:32

I’m pregnant with my 1st baby and I’ll need this. Thank you !!!

monica dickens
Mar 6, 2012 7:09

I’m pregnant with my 1st baby and I would love to try it !

Krista Reynolds
Mar 7, 2012 7:30

Sounds like a great idea

monica dickens
Mar 7, 2012 8:14

I would love to try it !

Rebeca
Mar 7, 2012 13:47

I’m expecting my second child and also planning on giving him the best start. I’d love to try this out!

Sunnymay
Mar 8, 2012 8:50

Mty daughter is having a baby in April and Medula makes quality items. There will come a time when the baby is fed via bottle of breastmilk and this looks like it’s shaped for the breastfeeding baby.

monica dickens
Mar 8, 2012 8:55

I would love to try the Calma !

Toni
Mar 8, 2012 14:44

My Niece would love this who is pregnant with her second child and really having a hard time right now.

Adam
Mar 8, 2012 15:05

My girlfriend would like for me win this product for her and if not well we might just grab one at the store (gotta win this though). keep reading great reviews about this product via internet and it looks damn good.

Amber Magyari
Mar 8, 2012 21:46

I would love to win the Medela Calma! I have a Medela Harmony and love the product. My son is 8 weeks old and the first 4 weeks of his life we had to supplement. He had no problems going from bottle to breast. Since EBF’ing he can’t figure out how a bottle works. Several different bottles and nothing works. It’s not that he won’t take it it’s more like he can’t.
My son needs a product like Calma. I can not return to work and my income until I can teach my son to eat from a bottle.
Medela products are great. I love that they are making products like Calma. It is going to change the world and help a lot of babies. Thank you Medela and thank you SweepstakesLovers.

monica dickens
Mar 9, 2012 12:33

I need this, please pick me !

arika
Mar 9, 2012 23:52

I am a working mom of 4 and have breastfed all of my babies. I would love to try Calma with my 5 month old. I own three Medela breastpumps and I have been waiting for Medela to introduce a bottle system for nursing/working moms like me!

thomas crowe
Mar 10, 2012 15:43

My great grand son (6wks) has been on a bottle from the get go and newer is better.


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