The Science Behind
The Lilu Massage Bra

Breast Massage Makes Breast Pumping Easier

Breast massage can really help moms in their breastfeeding and pumping journey. Breast massage can be used prior to breast pumping or during pumping to better empty the breasts and increase pumping output. It can help alleviate clogged ducts and some of the discomfort that comes with engorgement. While breast massage is helpful, the reality is most moms don't have the time or energy to use their hands every single pumping sessions - so we built the Lilu Massage Bra so more moms can get the proven benefits of breast massage, hands-free.

COMPRESSION WORKS

When creating the Lilu Massage Bra, we knew that we wanted to focus our product on breast compression, which has been proven to stimulate milk let-downs in breastfeeding moms. Breast compression is a method that puts pressure on the milk glands, causing them to release more milk and increase milk flow. By gently squeezing their breasts, moms are able to have much more successful breastfeeding sessions.

SUCTION IS NOT ENOUGH

Breast pumps do not provide the compression that is recommended by lactation experts. Breast pumps are only able to mimic the suction that comes from the baby’s mouth when breastfeeding. Because pumps don’t currently have a way to mimic breast compressions, moms end up having to supplement their pumping sessions with breast massage, making the entire process much more complicated and difficult than it needs to be.

LILU MIMICS MASSAGE

With the Lilu Massage Bra, we can incorporate gentle breast compression and breast massage into moms’ pumping sessions without them needing to do any additional work. Working closely with lactation experts, we designed and programmed our bra to perform gentle and efficient massage movements, that help moms pump more milk.
Our bra gives moms the proven benefits of breast massage, 100% hands free.

OUR RESEARCH

Before making the Lilu Massage Bra available for purchase, we tested the bra with the help of hundreds of moms. We asked moms to keep record of the time and date, duration, and milk outputs for each of their breasts for 7 days.

For days 1-2, moms were asked to pump with only a breast pump without any compression, then for days 3-7, moms were asked to pump with the same breast pump and the Lilu massage bra.

The data we collected from this study showed that there was a significant increase in milk output when moms pumped with Lilu vs. when they pumped without Lilu.


OTHER RESEARCH


Combining hand techniques with electric pumping increases milk production in mothers of preterm infants.

Compression stimuli increased milk ejection and efficacy of the breast pump.

Simultaneous pumping is more effective at producing milk . . . and breast massage has an additive effect, improving milk production.

THE LILU LACTATION CONSULTANT PROGRAM


We are thrilled to have a growing community of lactation professionals.

The Lilu Massage Bra is the first pumping bra with automated breast massage. It is an FDA Class I device that mimics “Hands-on-Pumping” breast compression techniques. It works in combination with most standard breast pumps, and uses Lilu’s patented pneumatic massage technology. Air bladders in the bra gently and efficiently massage a mother’s breasts while pumping. For many moms, this massage can help increase milk output and alleviate associated pain. And for moms that have to rely on breast massage to produce enough milk, the bra can give them the freedom to use their hands and multitask while pumping.

We are thrilled to have a growing community of lactation professionals that are interested in learning more about the bra.

The Lilu Massage Bra is the first pumping bra with automated breast massage.
The Lilu Massage Bra, is an FDA Class I device that mimics “Hands-on-Pumping” breast compression techniques. It works in combination with most standard breast pumps, and uses Lilu’s patented pneumatic massage technology to gently and efficiently massage a mother’s breasts while pumping. For many moms, this massage can help increase milk output and alleviate associated pain. And for moms that have to rely on breast massage to produce enough milk, the bra can give them the freedom to use their hands and multitask while pumping.

ABOUT THE LILU LACTATION CONSULTANT PROGRAM

When you join the program you will receive:

• A Lilu bra for you to demo with your clients

• A unique referral code for your clients

• Educational materials around breast massage and how to best use the bra

• Potential giveaway opportunities to expand your audience reach.

If you are an IBCLC and would like to receive a demo bra, learn more about it and to share more information about it at your practice, fill out the form below:

If you are an IBCLC and would like to receive a demo bra, learn more about it and to share more information about it at your practice, fill out the form below: