Calma: 梦想成真

研究明确表明,母乳喂养时,婴儿可以维持口腔负压、保持含接姿势并正常呼吸,因此可保持平静安定。为此,美德乐研发了 Calma(卡玛亲喂模拟奶嘴),一种基于婴儿自然吸吮行为的哺喂设备。

Calma 作用原理
“婴儿能够成功以类似哺乳时的口腔负压和舌运动从 Calma(卡玛)中吸出乳汁”Donna Geddes 博士

Calma 集成了负压控制阀,这意味着婴儿需要形成口腔负压并使用与哺乳相似的舌头动作,才能吸出乳汁。

在 Calma(卡玛)研发期间,仍是研究先行,并发表了三篇同行评审的学术期刊文章: 其中两篇是由西澳洲大学Hartmann人类泌乳学研究小组(Geddes et al. 2011 ,Sakalidis et al. 2012 )撰写,第三篇由东京昭和大学 Mizuno 博士撰写(Segami et al. 2013 )。

对宝宝的益处

这项比较了哺乳和亲喂模拟奶嘴的研究中,发现是两种哺喂方法在一下结果上有相似性:

  • 舌运动、乳头位置以及口腔负压引起乳汁排空相似
  • 吸吮、吞咽、呼吸和停顿的协调相似
  • 在乳汁流出速率以及哺喂时间相似
  • 嘴巴张开角度(含接)以及下颚和喉咙运动相似
  • 心率和氧饱和度确定的生理稳定性相似
Calma 和乳房泌乳流量图示
用图解法表示使用 Calma 时的心脏速率和血氧量
研究摘要
Tongue movement and intra-oral vacuum of term infants during breastfeeding and feeding from an experimental teat that released milk under vacuum only(英语)

Recent literature supports the theory that vacuum is integral to the removal of milk from the breast rather than peristaltic compression of the breast. ...

Geddes, D.T., Sakalidis, V.S., Hepworth, A.R., McClellan, H.L., Kent, J.C., Lai, C.T. and Hartmann, P.E. (2011)

Early Human Development 88: 443 - 449
Oxygen saturation and suck-swallow-breathe coordination of term infants during breastfeeding and feeding from a teat releasing milk only with vacuum(英语)

Vacuum is an important factor in milk removal from the breast, yet compression is the predominant component of milk removal from bottle teats. Since bottle-feeding ...

Sakalidis,V.S., McClellan,H.L., Hepworth,A.R., Kent,J.C., Lai,C.T., Hartmann,P.E. and Geddes,D.T. (2012)

International Journal of Pediatrics ID 130769
参考文献

Segami,Y., Mizuno,K., Taki,M., & Itabashi,K. Perioral movements and sucking pattern during bottle feeding with a novel, experimental teat are similar to breastfeeding, Journal of Perinatology 33, 319-323 (2013)