Breastfeeding

UK-based Femtech Company Elvie Adds £9.6M in Funding

UK-based femtech startup Elvie has secured £9.6 million in funding. The investment round was backed by existing investors and adds to Elvie’s impressive fundraising history, which includes a £70.7 million Series C round in 2021 and an £18.5 million internal investment in 2022. The company has raised a total of $136 million to date from investors such as BlackRock, Octopus Ventures, and…

How UK-based BoobyBiome Is Advancing Infant Feeding Harnessing the Power of the Breast Milk Microbiome

BoobyBiome, a UK-based startup headquartered in the Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, is on a mission to transform infant health for generations to come. Founded by three female entrepreneurs with expertise in microbiology, neuroscience, chemistry, and biophysics, BoobyBiome is advancing the field of infant feeding by harnessing the power of the breast milk microbiome. Since its inception in 2019, BoobyBiome…

Coroflo Prepares for Breastfeeding Monitor Launch with €2.8M Raise

Coroflo, an Ireland-based medtech startup, has secured €2.8 million in equity funding to launch its breastfeeding monitor, named Coro. This latest round of funding brings the total equity investment in the company to €4.2 million. The Coro device, featuring a patented micro-flow meter within a standard silicone nipple shield, aims to provide real-time data on milk flow to nursing mothers, addressing concerns…

Janice Gott Launches MUU: ‘Parenting is hard enough as it is. I just wanted an easy wearable pump that works for me.’

Muu, a new breast pump designed to cater to the needs of active parents, launches last week, conceptualized by Janice Gott, a mother and former Hollywood PR executive, who set out to make the breastfeeding experience more manageable for busy parents. Muu is a single-part, passive pump, created to fit discreetly under clothing, facilitating a hands-free, cordless experience. This design addresses common…

Pumpspotting Secures $2.2M in Funding to Advance Breastfeeding Support in Workplaces and Beyond

In a move that highlights the growing need for comprehensive breastfeeding support, especially for working mothers, pumpspotting has announced a $2.2M Series Seed II funding round. Led by Sincere Corporation and Maine Venture Fund, the investment round also saw participation from Unum Business Ventures and Maine Technology Institute. Pumpspotting offers a tech-enabled program that aids companies in establishing inclusive, feeding-friendly cultures. It…

New Report by LactApp Sheds Light on Insufficient Breastfeeding Education Among Healthcare Professionals

In commemoration of World Breastfeeding Week (1st – 7th of August 2023) LactApp has released its latest report on global breastfeeding education among healthcare professionals. Alarmingly, the report uncovered that 93% of healthcare workers did not receive adequate breastfeeding education during their academic training, spotlighting a critical gap in maternal healthcare. The Barcelona-based startup, known for its breastfeeding mobile apps, conducted a…

Infant Formula Company Bobbie and Breast Pump Company Elvie Launch New Retail Experience to Normalizing Combo Feeding

As part of a new partnership, Bobbie, the organic infant formula company, and Elvie, the breast pump company, are setting out to transform the retail experience for contemporary parents by normalizing combo feeding. The collaboration between these two brands aims to shift the tone of infant feeding debates by accommodating real-life parental experiences and supporting all feeding choices. A significant 70% of…

Innovation in Infant Nutrition: Breastfeeding

Despite the benefits of breastfeeding for both mother and child, a significant number of women encounter hurdles on their breastfeeding journey. These challenges range from physiological, such as difficulties in latching or insufficient milk supply, to practical, like reconciling breastfeeding with work demands, and psychological, including postpartum depression or societal stigma. A surge in breastfeeding innovations is looking to provide much-needed support to nursing mothers. Leveraging technology and scientific…