Lilu

Science Behind
The Lilu
Massage Bra

Science Behind The
Lilu Massage Bra

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


The problem we found with breast pumps is that they 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 breast pumping sessions with breast massages, making the entire process of breastfeeding much more complicated and difficult than it needs to be.

OUR BRA MIMICS MASSAGE MOVEMENTS


With the Lilu Massage Bra, we found a way to incorporate breast compression massages into moms’ pumping sessions without them needing to do any additional work. Working closely with lactation experts, we programmed our bra to perform the best massage movements recommended for breastfeeding moms.

Our bra gives moms the proven benefits of breast massage, 100% hands free. While moms pump, custom-engineered massage cushions inside the bra fill with air to stimulate milk glands and make pumping sessions more productive. It’s comfortable, easy to wear, and compatible with most suction breast pumps on the market.

OUR RESEARCH

OUR RESEARCH



Before making the Lilu Massage Bra available for purchase, we tested the bra on real moms. After sending the bra to moms who met our eligibility criteria, we asked them to keep record 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 massages, then for days 3-7, moms were asked to pump with the same breast pump with 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 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.

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: