Barriers To Breastfeeding Research

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Goal

Be apart of the 1st study to document lactation flow rate over the first 2 years of breastfeeding


Background:

Breast milk is a remarkable biological product that, through millions of years of evolution, has evolved to make babies healthy, and define mammals as the dominant animals on this planet. It contains the specified nutrition, immunological factors, and microbes necessary for establishment on the gut microbiome, immune, and neurological development. Health benefits of human milk have long been known, but the importance of the mother's skin microbiota transferred during breastfeeding influencing these health effects is just being discovered.   


The Problem

Health and Economic Burden
The premature cessation of breastfeeding across the world is an issue that causes 820,000 deaths in children under the age of 5 and costs countries more than $300 billion annually, according to UNICEF.
After being introduced to the standard bottle nipple, babies have difficulty latching to their mother's natural nipple to breastfeed.

Why?
The bottle nipple does not represent the unique mother's nipple shape.
The baby becomes accustomed to the fast flow rate of commercially available bottle nipples.
This is because no research has documented mother’s lactation flow rate and therefore, no product can match it! These problems result in nipple confusion- but we are changing that!


 


The Solution:

 Conducting the first study to document maternal lactation flow rate over the first 2 years of breastfeeding. The result of the this research will provide data for:

Bottle nipples that match your natural shape and flow
Eliminating nipple confusion for seamless breast to bottle continuity
Empowering mothers to overcome the primary barrier to breastfeeding and prolonging its benefits for the recommended minimum of 2 years.