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natural compliment/alternative to breast pumps and bottles

Enjoy breastfeeding. Simplify the rest.


Non-toxic food-grade silicone material.
Easy to clean.


Proven, non-invasive solutions to common challenges.


Save milk AND time.
Always reliable.

Meet kindestCup


1) Hand expression

Harvest the power of hand expression. Hand expression is recommended by breastfeeding experts to overcome challenges like engorgement, clogged ducts, low supply, oversupply or just to express some milk or colostrum when you need it. Always accessible, always reliable. Super effective and feels good (well, unless you’re dealing with a clog maybe...). kindestCup is specifically designed to for hand expression. Perfect shield and reservoir. Works left and right handed.

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2) Milk catcher

Catching letdown milk that leaks during breastfeeding makes a lot of sense: Free milk stash! Dry clothes! kindestCup works in any nursing position, even when lying down! It has a spectacular latch latch which is exceptionally gentle and secure. The unique flange-less design fits every breast size and shape. kindestCup collects what leaks naturally and doesn’t 'steal milk from baby to feed the fridge' and/or mess with your supply.

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3) Cup feeding

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 breastfed baby off the breast because it doesn't interfere with breastfeeding. Bottle feeding can sometimes cause 'nipple confusion' and bring on a nursing strike. Also, is baby refusing the bottle? Is the bottle making baby gassy? Many babies do better with cup feeding.

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Praised by breastfeeding families and lactation professionals

Many Wonderful Reviews!

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The power of hand expression

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Meet the creator

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.