Lactation Simulation Model (LSM)
Hand-Made & Hand-Painted in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Skills to support new parents
Active learning experiences
Health Behavior Change
Our Lactation Simulation Model (LSM) can teach parents and health providers how to identify, prevent, or manage over 25 common breast and breastfeeding-related prenatal and postpartum concerns.
Our LSM can be used by:
- A pregnant mother at a prenatal class
- A standardized patient for medical/nursing student exams
- A lactation consultant during a postpartum visit
- A hospital for Baby-Friendly training requirements
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LiquidGoldConcept was founded in 2014 at the University of Michigan by four graduate students—Ileisha, Anna, Jeff, and Samantha. From the beginning, we have been committed to working with health providers and parents to develop breastfeeding education resources that are evidence-based, hands-on, and comprehensive.
Today, we are proud to be the first to develop a realistic, hands-on comprehensive breastfeeding training tool—a Lactation Simulation Model—with which parents and health providers can use to learn to alleviate, improve, or prevent the most common breast and breastfeeding–related problems. Read on to learn about how we got to where we are today.
From our Blog
Thanks for joining us on this breastfeeding journey with Marian*. This is #4 of 4 posts in this mini-series. As you may remember from the first post Introducing Marian and Kirat of this series, we interviewed a second-time mom and chronicled her breastfeeding journey. Continue reading to learn about her experiences with support systems. Read more about Support Systems[…]
Thanks for joining us on this breastfeeding journey with Marian*. This is #3 of 4 posts in this mini-series. As you may remember from the first post, Introducing Marian and Kirat, we interviewed a second time mom and chronicled her breastfeeding journey. Continue reading to learn about Marian’s experiences with Birthing Levi*. In Birthing Diana, Read more about Birthing Levi[…]
Thanks for joining us on this breastfeeding journey with Marian*. This is # 2 of 4 posts in this mini-series. As you may remember from the first post, Introducing Marian and Kirat, we interviewed a second-time mom and chronicled her breastfeeding journey. Continue reading to learn about Marian’s experience with “Birthing Diana.” We all go Read more about Birthing Diana[…]
Over the course of six months, a LiquidGoldConcept intern and a member of our community teamed up to capture the breastfeeding experience from the perspective of a second-time mom. LiquidGoldConcept Intern Kirat Sandhu spent several hours interviewing Marian*, a California Mom, over the course of six months. The interviews started while Marian was still pregnant Read more about Introducing Marian and Kirat[…]
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 Read more about 2016 Citris Tech for Social Good Award[…]
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! Read more about Welcome, Summer 2016! Lot’s of exciting work planned 🙂
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 Read more about Inaugural Undergraduate Research Symposium[…]
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.