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We invite parents, lactation consultants, nurses, physicians and other breastfeeding enthusiasts to learn, discuss, and share breast massage techniques.
Unfortunately, there is very little research on breast massage. We've identified more than twenty techniques and we need your help to figure out which technique works best for which breastfeeding concern.
This MomKit is just the beginning. With your contribution, we can develop breast massage tools for mothers, create evidence-based guidelines and educational materials for health professionals, and further breast massage research.
From the start, our team focused on improving the breastfeeding experience. Initially, we wanted to redesign the breast pump.
When Anna, our co-founder and CEO, interned in Brazil, she learned about different manual breast massage techniques that can help mothers express milk, increase milk supply, and alleviate pain from engorgement. That’s when we realized that we cannot keep putting technology between the mom and the baby. Instead, we need to initiate a breastfeeding culture shift in the United States.
Our goal is to improve the breastfeeding experience by discovering, testing, and teaching evidence-based breast massage techniques to parents and health providers.
From our Blog
Hi, my name is Kirat Sandhu and I’m a recent graduate from UC Davis with a degree in Medical Microbiology. Over the next several months I’ll be following Marian (all names are changed for privacy reasons), a second-time pregnant mother, through her breastfeeding journey. Once the baby is born, Marian will use videos and content[…]
We are honored to have received the 2016 Citris Tech for Social Good award! We will use the award to move forward with MomKit development and testing so that we can present our work at the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Conference in October 2016. Thank you to Capital City Doula Collective and California Women, Infants, and[…]
After 5 months of research, writing and re-writing, we are excited to showcase the hard work of our wonderful interns! If you’d like to listen to them present their work, or check out their posters, you should attend the Inaugural Symposium! We will also webcast the symposium for those of you not in the Sacramento region.
The inaugural internship is almost over! The Symposium is rapidly approaching–June 24th at UC Davis Medical Education Building.
We have decided to focus on business development and hire a talented group of young women from UC Davis to help us with market research, database development, and health communications–
Orientation is this Saturday, June 10th! […]
UC Davis American Medical Women’s Association and LiquidGoldConcept have organized a research symposium that showcases female undergraduate research at UC Davis and Sac State. Want to attend? RSVP–Space is Limited! We are inviting female undergraduates who are involved or have been involved in research to present their work either as an oral presentation or as a[…]
We submitted our proposal to incorporate breastfeeding training into the medical and nursing education in the United States to the AMA Healthier Nation Innovation Challenge competition!
We would LOVE to hear what you have to say about our work–there is an interactive feedback opportunity embedded in the AMA Healthier Nation Challenge Website.
We are honored to have won $2500 in the 2016 BigIdeas Berkeley Competition in the Global Health Category. We got to participate in a round table discussion with Dr. Ticora Jones, Division Chief, Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab at USAID. She asked us an important question, “How will you teach empathy to your health[…]
I was so happy to be able to work with Phia Bennen–a producer at Gimlet Media. She contacted me to learn more about my experience in milk banks in Brazil.