Milkdrop excels in function, form, safety, quality and sustainability. From the start, we invested in user and design research through surveys and focus groups and personal experience of the lead designer, to create a high quality product and experience.
On function, Milkdrop relieves pain and discomfort. Nine out of ten women in our pilot found pumping more comfortable (median comfort scores rose from 5/10 to 9/10, and nipple swelling fell from 6/10 to 0/10). Our customers routinely report a better experience, saying “it made pumping enjoyable, pleasant, stress and pain free”.
On form, Milkdrop is sleek, beautiful to hold and intuitive to use and clean. In contrast to clinical and baby products, Milkdrop is presented in an elegant packaging and digital experience with a meticulously designed box, storage case, and instructions illustrations, which our customers describe as sophisticated and chic.
On safety and quality, Milkdrop complies with ISO13485: Medical Devices Quality Management Systems. Milkdrop is made in Victoria at a medical-grade facility, from high purity silicone, which is non-toxic, and contains no BPA, additives, lubricants or plastics, and can be safely disposed and recycled. Milkdrop is cast with injection moulding to achieve the complex curvature and smooth finish required.
On sustainability, Milkdrop has been consciously designed to last a woman’s entire breast pumping journey, and can be sterilised and re-used between patients in a hospital setting.
Milkdrop packaging uses recycled and recyclable materials, eliminating single-use plastic with a reusable, food-grade storage container. We collect Milkdrop as part of our circular silicone scheme, and manufacture locally to reduce transport miles.
Our customers say they are proud to support an Australian designed and made product, which has clearly been developed through high quality, women-centred design, surprisingly rare for breast pumps. We are excited to start exporting in 2022.