Active-Latch™ product

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2 Active-Latch Nipples with rigid storage cases

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2 Active-Latch Nipples with rigid storage cases

Active Latch icon

2 Active-Latch Nipples with rigid storage cases


Nipple with Case

Active-Latch nipples pop directly into Twist Pouches, eliminating the need to transfer milk from bags to bottles, eliminating dirty dishes, and completely eliminating gas from your baby's meal.

Active-Latch nipples are designed to teach and reward deep, wide, natural latching. By requiring suction and massaging of the nipple, they discourage "lazy latching", and help to ease the transition between bottle and breast.

  • Patent-pending 1-piece nipple means there is only 1 food-contact part to clean!
  • Collapsible Twist Pouches completely eliminate gas from your baby's meal, without complicated venting mechanisms.
  • Each nipple includes a rigid storage case that protects nipples during transport and keeps them clean. The top of the cases also double as bottle covers for the Kiinde Squeeze natural feeding bottle.
  • No leaks, threads, lock rings, or complicated venting parts.
  • Active Latch nipples are available in slow, medium, and fast flow rates, to accommodate different ages and preferences.
  • BPA-free, PVC-free, and pthalate-free.
  • Nipple case top and bottom are recyclable (#5).
  • Top rack dishwasher safe.
  • Steam sterilizer safe.

Active-Latch nipples are meant to be used with Kiinde Twist Pouches and the Kiinde Squeeze natural feeding bottle.

For a complete transfer-free, hassle-free breastmilk collection, storage, preparation, and feeding system:

DIRECT-PUMP into Kiinde Twist Pouches, recyclable breastmilk storage pouches with twist-locking caps. Using Kiinde Direct-Pump twist-locking adapters, Twist Pouches twist-lock onto pumps from all major brands, for leak-free, transfer-free pumping.

STORE and ORGANIZE pouches in the Kiinde Keeper breastmilk storage bag holder and organizer.

THAW and WARM quickly and safely using the Kiinde Kozii breastmilk warmer and bottle warmer with steam-free SAFEheat technology.

Instruction Manual

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Frequently Asked Questions
Are Twist Pouches (for breastmilk) and Foodii Pouches (for pureed food) the same?
Can I use them interchangeably?

YES! Twist and Foodii Pouches are packaged differently, and are sold in different locations, but the pouches are exactly the same! Twist Pouches and Foodii Pouches can be used to store breast milk, formula, or pureed food. All of our pouches can be attached to breast pumps, Active Latch nipples, Snack Spouts, and Squeeze Spoons. Our formula funnel is also snap-fit compatible with ALL of our pouches. This means that, if you have multiple little ones at different feeding stages (for example, one infant and one toddler), you can stock up on Twist Pouches or Foodii Pouches, and use them for all of your feeding needs for all of your children.

Which pumps is Twist compatible with?

  • Medela®
  • Philips AVENT
  • Evenflo®
  • Playtex®
  • Ameda®
  • Tommee Tippee®
  • Spectra®
  • The First Years
  • Hygeia*
  • Lansinoh®**
  • ARDO

*using Hygeia's narrow mouth adapter ring
**wide mouth AND standard

How accurate are the ounce and mL measurements on the Twist Pouches, and
how do I read them?

The volume measurements on the Twist Pouches are very accurate (within approximately 5%) when they are read correctly. These graduations are meant to be read when the pouches are fully expanded. To expand the pouches, pull the front and back panels apart near the base of the pouch. This will open the bottom panel. Pushing up on the bottom panel with your finger can help fully expand the pouch. It is easiest to expand the pouch once there is milk inside.

What is the fastest, easiest way to squeeze the air out of the pouches for feeding?

First of all, make sure you squeeze as much air as possible out of the pouch before popping on the Active Latch nipple. With one hand, squeeze the pouch (through the openings in the bottle) until the milk level comes up just below the top of the pouch. Once the nipple is popped in place, you will only have a small amount of air left to squeeze out. You can squeeze the pouch very firmly (try reaching through the bottom of the bottle for best results), OR you can pinch the tip of the nipple as you squeeze. Pinching the nipple tip will cause the Active Latch slit to open, and will allow the air to escape much more quickly as you squeeze. Make sure the bottle is level and upright as you squeeze the air out!

Why don't Active Latch nipples and Twist Pouches have venting valves?

Vents are typically used in feeding bottles to allow air to enter the bottle as the baby drinks, to prevent a vaccuum from forming inside the bottle (which would make it increasingly difficult to get milk out of the bottle). Since Twist Pouches are flexible (unlike regular bottles), they collapse as your baby drinks. This means that they shrink as the volume of milk decreases, and no vaccuum is formed as the milk level goes down. The amount of suction required is the same at all times (regardless of milk level), and no air ever needs to enter the pouch to help push the milk out. This completely eliminates gas from the pouch, and it eliminates the need for complicated and dishwasher-hungry venting parts!

What materials are Twist Pouches and accessories made of?

Twist Pouches, Direct-Pump adapters, Keeper, Squeeze natural feeding bottle, and Active Latch nipples are made of polyethylene (LDPE and HDPE), polypropylene, and silicone. All Twist products are BPA-free, PVC-free, and pthalate-free.

How hard do I need to push the Active Latch nipples into the Twist Pouches?

It only takes a couple of pounds of force to pop the Active Latch nipples into the pouches. Make sure the bottle (with pouch) is on a flat, sturdy surface when pushing the nipple into place. Be sure to push using the nipple case top if you want to avoid touching the nipple tip directly. There are 2 ways that you will know the nipple is in far enough: 1) There will be an audible "pop" sound as the nipple pops into place. You will hear it and you will feel it. And 2) When you look around the base of the nipple (after it is popped into place), you should see the outer edges of the nipple just barely touching the top of the bottle all the way around the top outer edge of the bottle.

How do Active Latch nipples work?

Active Latch nipples are a bit different from regular feeding nipples! They are designed to teach breastfeeding habits, and as such they ease the transition between bottle and breast. There are 2 important actions associated with a good, deep latch: suction and massaging. Thanks to a special type of opening, Active Latch nipples will not allow milk to flow without suction and massaging of the nipple. This will teach your baby to use BOTH of these actions, which will help to stimulate natural let down response when breastfeeding. We are trying to discourage "lazy latching", a common problem with bottle feeding where the baby simply latches on to the tip of the nipple and gets plenty of milk flow. This is NOT a breastfeeding- friendly technique!

What's the easiest and cleanest way to remove the Active Latch nipples from Twist Pouches?

You can gently remove the nipple from the pouch simply by grabbing the nipple near the base and slowly prying it away from the bottle. This will prevent the nipple from suddenly releasing from the pouch. The lower part of the nipple may almost turn inside out while you pry - don’t worry, you can just pop it back later!

How can I use a nipple from another brand to feed gas-free from Twist Pouches?

Of course we highly recommend that you give Active Latch nipples a try before switching to a different brand - they are loved by a wide range of babies, especially fussy feeders who will not latch onto nipples from many other brands! Certainly, if you wish to use another nipple to feed with Twist Pouches, it is very easy and straightforward to do so. Just snap the pouch into the bottle according to the instructions, remove the cap, and thread on the appropriate direct-pump adapter for your nipple. Thread the nipple onto the adapter, then squeeze the pouch to push the air out through the nipple. Make sure the bottle is upright and level while you squeeze the air out!