There are many things about breastfeeding that are easy, like nurturing and comforting tiny humans.
But managing lactating breasts can be challenging.
We can't take baby everywhere... and breast pumps suck... in more than one way.
By harvesting the power of hand expression, kindestCup gives breastfeeding women the freedom to stay comfortable and maintain milk supply, anytime, anywhere.
It's time take matters in our own hands... it's time to get in touch with our lactating body!
kindestCup is a unique, patent pending design that was developed by Melanie Scholz, an experienced breastfeeding mom with a PhD in biomechanics. Our prototype has been tested and approved by hundreds of women.
kindestCup has 3 functions:
- catching hand expressed milk
- collecting drip milk, leaking from the breast (hands-free)
- cup feeding
kindestCup is also affordable, easy to clean and portable. It is made from 100% food-safe silicone, free of BPA, phthalates and PVC.
In the USA, 4 million babies are born every year and over 80% of mothers initiate breastfeeding. Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, allergies, as well as various cancers and infections. The WHO recommends that mothers breastfeed their children for 2 years or more. In North America, only 40% of babies are breastfeed past 6 months. The most common reason cited for quitting breastfeeding early is 'inadequate supply'.
With kindestCup, we can express breast milk discretely and effectively, anytime, anywhere. Hence, we can manage and keep up our milk supply, no matter what life throws at us (travel delay? power outage? work schedule?).
Thanks to kindestCup, more women will reach their breastfeeding goals. Higher breastfeeding rates translate to healthier populations and lower healthcare costs, now and in the future.
We need kindestCup! That means we need funding to purchase the production tooling required to make kindestCups available to everybody who needs it.
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