Lilu was founded by two MIT and Penn engineers who recognized that new moms have been vastly ignored by technology, especially when it comes to breast pumping.
The CDC, UNICEF and World Health Organization recommend that moms feed their babies breast milk exclusively for the first six months of life. Yet for the modern mom, this typically means having to pump. However breast pumping is exhausting, time-consuming, and stressful. Seriously. Just type "breast pumping is " into a search bar and look at the predictions.
Breast pumps aren't as efficient as a baby nursing, so 2/3 of moms rely on breast massage while pumping to produce enough milk to feed their babies. In fact, research from Stanford shows that performing massage while breastfeeding can result in 50% more milk per session. But massage makes pumping even more exhausting and time-consuming.
We decided to build a product to make breast pumping more efficient and help more moms reach their breastfeeding goals.