MORE MILK.  LESS TIME.

We at Ms. United are committed to empowering women by revolutionizing breastfeeding technology.

 

U Boost is the first compressive breast pump booster.  It improves milk output and pumping comfort.

The “Ms.” in Ms. United is an acronym for Motherhood-sisterhood – a concept group the our founders and team members believe strongly in uniting

We are developing U Boost – a hands-free breast pump booster to enhance milk supply with any breast pump.

U Boost is the first compressive breast pump booster.  It improves milk output and pumping comfort.

The “Ms.” in Ms. United is an acronym for Motherhood-sisterhood – a concept group the our founders and team members believe strongly in uniting

We are developing U Boost – a hands-free breast pump booster to enhance milk supply with any breast pump.

(1) Design is based on science, research and 6 years of development: Inspired by the natural art of hand expression, hands-on pumping and >30 volunteer testers

(2) First breast pump booster empowers moms to practice dual action stimulation and maximize milk output

(3) Universal design works with every style of breast pump and most breast sizes

(4) Developed by a team of breastfeeding mothers with a diverse skill set engineers, designers, manufacturers, scientists and clinicians

What testers are saying

“I love that I am truly hands free because U Boost replaces hand compressions”

“The vibration allows me to comfortably increase vacuum levels”

“My lower producing leftie breast has dramatically increased with U Boost”

“I can pump the same amount in less time with U Boost”

“U Boost helped prevent clogged ducts for me which I’ve struggled with constantly”

What is the Problem and Need?

Breast pumps are amazing inventions, but need a boost.

U Boost provides novel and unique stimulation to improve output of ALL breast pumps

• Breastfeeding is challenging: It is hard to replicate the dynamic biologic processes of breastfeeding when moms are away from their babies – the interplay between momma and baby is complex with multiple modes of stimulation (suckling, compression, touch, hormonal, etc.)  

• Breast pumps are amazing tools: There are a lot of different breast pump options available, but they are all rely on the same technology that primarily focuses on the suckling action of the baby  

• Hands-on pumping statistically improves milk output by ~50%: Hands-on pumping is a scientifically validated method to improve milk output by hand compressing the breast while pumping. The technique has grown in popularity given the demonstrated improved milk output; however, mothers trade-off this increased milk output do to the convenience of hands-free pumping (J Perinatol. 2009 Nov;29(11):757-64)  

What we’ve Learned?

Physiology plays a huge role – it’s possible for a pump to work better than breastfeeding for one mother and to barely get an ounce out for another!

  1. Individual responses to pumps are highly variable – swinging from 80% less effective to 80% more effective than breastfeeding in certain individuals [1]

  2. While breast pump efficacy averages out similarly to breastfeeding over a group of moms, research shows that 40% of moms remove 40% LESS milk with breast pumps than breastfeeding

  3. There are no appropriate metrics for comparing breast pump efficacy – suction speed and suction strength are not ideal metrics for efficacy differentiation – no pumps have tried to differentiate to date

  4. A 2017 review of ~2300 breast pump users across 41 trials and a range of breast pump products reported that no single breast pump consistently increased milk volume significantly [2]

  5. Breast pumps have evolved considerably but most improvements have been on usability vs. technology or efficacy improvements

  1. J Hum Lact. 2002 Nov;18(4):344-52
  2. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Sep 29;9:CD006170