Meter technology encourages breastfeeding mothers

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 28th November 2016

A new piece of technology is allowing nursing mothers to easily monitor their baby’s feeding patterns and see exactly the amount of milk the baby has consumed.

‘Momsense’ works together with earset which can be safely placed beneath a baby’s earlobe. The earset then records the baby’s swallowing pattern and sends this information back to the Momsense app.

The information can then be used to help maintain an ongoing record of nursing patterns and can assist mothers who might be unsure about breastfeeding.

According to Momsense, the World Health Organisation recommends infants should be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of their life but approximately 40 per cent women who give birth in the US stop breastfeeding because they fear over concerns about insufficient milk.

Momsense was created by a US-based technology start-up and recently won a 2016 Family Choice Award.

The new technology alleviates some of the fears that mothers have in breastfeeding and may help in feeding choices for their baby.