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Non-toxic silicone material.
Easy to clean.
Proven solutions that are as old as breastfeeding itself.
Save milk AND time.
Harvest the power of hand expression with kindestCup. Hand expression is super effective and feels good. Thanks to the thoughtful, ergonomic design you can hand express in a comfortable upright or laid back posture. kindestCup can be used right and left handed. It provides the perfect shield and reservoir to catch hand expressed milk anytime, anywhere.
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Save the milk that leaks naturally while you are feeding baby. kindestCup works in any nursing position, even when lying down. It has a spectacular latch that is exceptionally gentle and secure.
The unique, flange-less design fits every breast size and shape. kindestCup collects what leaks naturally and doesn't interfere with with your milk production.
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Cup feed baby directly from kindestCup. Cup feeding is completely natural for babies. Even newborns can do it. The World Health Organization considers cup feeding the safest, most ideal way to feed a baby off the breast because it doesn't interfere with breastfeeding.
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Glorious and brilliant
"After 5 months of struggling with other products I now have a much simpler solution. I can use this for cup feeding, catching letdown & expressing my milk. You have merely redefined nursing for me. Absolutely glorious and brilliant!"
- Brittany S.
"kindestCup is the only essential item you need to breastfeed baby, aside from breasts."
- Chelsea Poyo-Nieto, BA, IBCLC
"I can't rave enough about the fact that it suctions onto more than just my areola and nipple. It attaches to the breast itself which is much more comfortable, and it can be used in any position including lying down."
- Kumari R.
Everyone needs one!
"What a great product. I wish every mom could get one on the labour and delivery floor before going home!"
- Hanna Liba
Labour and Delivery Nurse
Finally an alternative!
"My 4 month old is exclusively breastfed and adamantly refuses bottle. When we tried kindestCup, she took to it immediately. We finally have an alternative way to feed her and I’m super grateful !"
- Michelle E.
Simple and versatile
"I absolutely love this product! My clients are amazed at the variety of ways this small and simple product can be used!"
- Shannon D. IBCLC
One simple part
"kindestCup is the best container I've found so far for hand expression. It's such a relief to have one simple part to clean after expressing milk! A great product from a company that genuinely cares about breastfeeding people."
- Caitlin O.
Hand expression is more effective at than an expensive electric breast pump (West, 2019).
Breastfeeding a baby is the most effective way to empty a breast. The next best way is hand expression, which is an ancient skill that is as old as breastfeeding itself. Modern breast pumps only come third.
Depending on your circumstances, you can use hand expression to compliment or replace pumping. Hand expression is a comfortable way to get more milk in less time.
Hand expressed milk has a higher fat content than pumped milk (Mangel et al. 2015).
In a randomized trial, Mangel et al. report that hand expressed milk has about 25% more fat than milk pumped with a hospital-grade electric pump (Medela Symphony). They report a fat content of 2.3 +/- 1.27 g/100 mL for hand expressed milk vs 1.8 +/- 1.36 g/100 mL for pumped milk. Fatty milk is more more viscous and hence, difficult to remove with a pump.
Your baby needs milk fat to grow big and strong. If left behind in the breast, this fat can cause painful clogged ducts.
Hand expression is associated with better breastfeeding outcomes (Omekara, 2018).
You can ALWAYS rely on hand expression, which means you can do more and worry less.
Getting in touch (literally!) with your milk making ability can be empowering!
It's all about having options: more flexibility makes for less stress, which results in a more sustainable balance between breastfeeding and other aspects of your life.
kindestCup is so much more than a milk catcher. It is the ultimate, minimalist breastfeeding product, now considered a post-partum essential by parents and lactation professionals around the world. It was created by Melanie Scholz (left), a breastfeeding mom with a PhD in biomechanics.
kindestCup embodies the following 3 principles:
1) Every amount of breast milk is perfect.
2) We can do this. We have breastfed and managed our own milk supply for millions of years.
3) Our babies can do this. Let's not interfere with their feeding and suckling instincts.
Melanie breastfed her two children for a combined 5+ years and even donated some breast milk along the way. Melanie prioritized breastfeeding but wasn't prepared to give up on all her other interests and ambitions in life. She needed more flexibility and less mom guilt.
kindestCup is the simplest, most reliable solution she could think of to effectively manage her milk supply AND protect her breastfeeding relationship in almost any situation. After her first baby was born, she spent countless hours designing and prototyping kindestCup. The final product was ready a few months after her second baby was born and was everything she had hoped for. She started this company and made kindestCup widely available because she wants to change breastfeeding culture and empower her customers to experience a fulfilling breastfeeding journey. Ultimately, this will improve breastfeeding outcomes worldwide.