What if you could pump hands-free and stimulate your milk production at the same time? That was the thinking behind Lilu’s new Massage Bra. The comfortable bra is compatible with any standard breast pump and secures the flanges firmly in place. While you pump, massaging cushions mimic a hand massage, so you can empty your breast fully while maintaining and increasing your milk supply—all while your hands remain free.
Experts recommend massaging while pumping to increase milk supply. In fact, 40 percent of moms say they can’t produce enough milk while pumping. A study by Stanford Health Care found that combining hand techniques with electric pumping increases milk production in mothers of preterm infants. Another study by the University Hospitals of North Midlands found that “simultaneous pumping is more effective at producing breastmilk … and breast massage has an additive effect, improving milk production.”
The Lilu Massage Bra and its patented technology has been shown to increase milk production by 30-55 percent.
After putting on the bra, attach your pump flanges through the holes in the front, push the power button, and use your hands to do other things while the bra massages and pumps for you. The massage setting can be adjusted to low or high for your preference. And the bra itself is comfortable—made of moisture-wicking, antibacterial, soft fabric and adjustable in the waist, straps, and cup. The Lilu Massage Bra is rechargeable via USB and lasts for a full day of pumping on one charge.
The newly released bra is the second generation of Lilu’s first massage bra. Lilu is women’s health company focused on creating tech-enabled devices to empower new moms. Their smart gadgets and accessories are designed to relive postpartum pain, offer data-driven insights, and enhance the journey of motherhood. That means when they’re creating new products, mothers’ needs and desires are at the forefront. For the Lilu massage bra, the company gathered and listened to feedback from moms to improve the new version of it. Some of the changes mothers suggested that were incorporated include:
- Ultra smooth shoulder straps, for secure pump bottle support and hands-free pumping
- Smooth velcro adjustment mechanism on straps that makes it easy to adjust for a continuously changing body
- Softer and stronger waistbands, for increased comfort
- Sleek fastening, to allow ease to put on and take off
- Refined massage cushions that make it easier to insert flanges into the bra
- More sizing options for a more personalized fit
- Bolder colors to reflect a mom’s infinite strength and power
In addition to all the benefits of increased milk production and hands-free pumping, the biggest benefit is that it allows you to be able to spend less time pumping and more time with your baby.
The Lilu Massage Bra is available for purchase through Lilu’s website.