What research do you have to support this nipple?
The Lansinoh mOmma NaturalWave™ Peristaltic Nipple is substantiated
through over 50 years of research that shows that when baby’s use it,
they are utilizing the same actions they use when nursing naturally. We
have done additional research out of the UK that underscores the
importance of this nipple for a breastfed baby. It is the ideal product
for breastfeeding moms who will be apart from their babies, due to work
or other reasons, so they can know that their baby will more easily go
from breast to bottle and back to breast because this nipple minimizes
the potential confusion or preference towards an artificial nipple that
does not allow baby to engage the same natural-like actions.
Why is a wide-neck nipple better?
The nipple was created as a wide, rounded shape so it slopes
gradually and allows baby to open widely as she latches onto the
NaturalWave™ Peristaltic Nipple much like a baby would when nursing at
the breast. Having a wide-open latch also enables baby to compress the
nipple enough to draw the milk out but the special internal textured
ridges ensure that the nipple does not compress completely. If the
nipple was completely flattened out, i.e. compressed, the opening would
be closed and baby would not be able to draw the milk out.
What does Peristaltic mean?
Peristaltic is the wave-like type of motion the baby's tongue makes
when eliciting milk from a mother's breast. Researchers from the
University of Leeds (UK) studied how breastfed babies bottle feed and
conducted research on the Lansinoh momma NaturalWave™ Peristaltic
Nipple. They confirmed years of previous research that has found that
babies use two actions when nursing at the breast: peristaltic/wave-like
motion of the tongue and extractive motion (vacuum/sucking) in milk
removal from the breast and confirmed that the NaturalWave™ Peristaltic
Nipple allows babies to suck in the same way using the same actions.
can ever replicate at-the-breast natural feeding but the NaturalWave™
Peristaltic Nipple was designed in a way to as closely as possible
replicate these circumstances so babies do not have to re-learn sucking
from this nipple or possibly get what is commonly known as "nipple
confusion" or a "nipple preference" (for the artificial nipple) when
going from breastfeeding to bottle feeding and vice-versa.
What makes the Lansinoh® mOmma® bottle different from other bottles and what are the key features and benefits?
The Lansinoh mOmma bottle grows with your baby in that it has a
unique, round shape that is comfortable for mom's and baby's hands and
the rocking bottom option encourages free play and stimulates
development per the AAP recommendation (see policy statement for more
The bottle is part of the mOmma system in that it is
interchangeable with the mOmma non-spill and straw cup tops so when baby
transitions away from the bottle and nipple, mom can put non-spill or
straw top onto existing bottle, providing mom with an extended value.
The wide mouth is helpful in that it is easy to fill and easy to clean.
What is the significance of the Air Ventilation System™ (AVS)?
The Air Ventilation System™ reduces gas and the intake of air so it
reduces the symptoms commonly associated with colic and fussiness.
Do you also have other flow nipples?
The Lansinoh® mOmma® NaturalWave™ Peristaltic Nipples come in slow, medium and fast flow depending on your baby’s needs.
Some babies will prefer the slower flow but other babies will prefer
the medium or fast flows and this often has to do with the way a baby
nurses at the breast. We want to offer moms the choice rather than only
giving one flow option that is supposed to work for all babies because
we know all babies are different and their preferences are different.
Are Lansinoh® mOmma® Bottles BPA-free?
Lansinoh® mOmma® bottles and NaturalWave™
Peristaltic Nipples are BPA-free. They are made of polypropylene plastic
which is also chemical additive-free.
Are Lansinoh® mOmma® bottles and nipples dishwasher safe?
Lansinoh® mOmma® bottles and NaturalWave™ Peristaltic Nipples are dishwasher safe.