Motherhood

LactApp Opens First-of-its-Kind Lactation Care Clinic in Barcelona

LactApp, a Barcelona-based startup known for its mobile breastfeeding apps, has expanded its footprint by opening the first in-person lactation care clinic in the city, and according to the company in the world. This move doesn’t just offer new solutions to new parents, but also marks the company’s first foray into brick-and-mortar healthcare services. The clinic itself houses four consultation rooms and…

Breast Pump Maker Willow and Telehealth Company SimpliFed Partner to Offer Virtual Baby Feeding Support to New Moms

SimpliFed‘s mission is to provide judgment-free, on-demand virtual breastfeeding and baby feeding support to parents on their baby feeding journeys. The company started as a telehealth offering, raised $6M in seed funding last May, and has since built towards its vision of becoming a one stop shop for all things baby feeding. Just a couple of weeks ago the company announced a…

MilkMate Raises $5M After Receiving FDA Clearance for Its In-Office Breast Pumping Solution

MilkMate, a New York-based company dedicated to supporting and empowering working mothers and the employers who support them, has announced that its breast pump and parts for its new turnkey breast pumping solution have been cleared for market by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The MilkMate solution is entering a soft launch phase with a select group of early adopters…

Ember Launches a New Self-Warming Baby Bottle System

In 2016 Los-Angeles-based Ember first released a self-heating mug. In 2022 the company expanded into cold chain space introducing containers for medical supply shipping. Now the company has found yet another application for its technology, and it’s in the baby space. Known for its design-led temperature control solutions, Ember has now released a new self-warming Baby Bottle System. With the help of…

123 Baby Box Adds $1.2M in Pre-Seed Funding to Finance Further Product Development and Growth

123 Baby Box, a monthly baby product subscription service was founded by Zarina Bahadur after she witnessed a mother struggling to manage her crying baby and toddler while shopping for them at Target. For $59.99 or less a month her company offers a solution to the overload of baby products by curating products based on their child’s age and development stage. The…

Emulait Raises $11M in Series A Funding for Its Biomimic Baby Feeding System

Emulait is a baby feeding system designed to emulate the experience of breastfeeding. Combining four years of research, seven patented technologies, 3D scanning and FDA-approved medical grade materials, Emulait replicates the mother’s breast shape, color, elasticity, texture and feel. The company, founded by serial entrepreneur, Shilo Ben Zeev, after witnessing his wife and daughter struggle with breastfeeding, has now raised $11M in Series…

Swehl Launches Its Breastfeeding Platform and Brand with $1.1M in Pre-Seed Funding

Unsuccessful breastfeeding costs society $1bn per day globally. Research shows that around 90% of women give up brestfeeding before they want to because of pain, health issues or a lack of support. Swehl, a new startup, that is reimagining the breastfeeding journey, wants to change this and give US women access to all the resources they need. Swehl offers both physical and digital products…

How Momcozy Brings Deep Massage to Breastfeeding Moms with its New Kneading Lactation Massager

Early motherhood is a beautiful thing, and nursing is a great opportunity for moms to really bond with their little ones after they’ve entered the world. Unfortunately, there also exists the other side of the coin- nursing often comes with myriad unpleasant lactation issues, from painful breast engorgement, clogged ducts, mastitis, and other let-down issues. This becomes especially difficult for parents who…