Safety and Comfort
The Smart Breastfeeding Meter is comprised of the Momsense earset and an App. The Momsense earphones includes a small baby safe sensor, which is placed beneath baby’s earlobe. The earphones connect to your smartphone. Using the Momsense application, you can track each nursing session, receive a detailed report of the amount of milk that your baby has nursed and maintain an ongoing record of nursing patterns over time.
Momsense is safe to use, both for you and your baby. When you start nursing, it’s recommended to set your smartphone to airplane mode, in order to avoid emission from the smart phone. The Momsense app does not require a cellular or mobile connection, and it is fully functional in airplane mode. We designed Momsense to allow mothers and babies to nurse-and to be nursed-safe and naturally.
Airplane mode allows you to turn off a cellular phone’s ability to broadcast or receive signals. This mode eliminates emission from the cellphone and your mobile network, WiFi and Bluetooth network are not connected.
The baby safe sensor is connected to the baby using a biocompatible, hypoallergenic sticker, designed and developed in the 3M Company’s laboratories, and especially adapted to the sensitive skin of babies. We designed Momsense to allow mothers and babies to nurse-and to be nursed-safe and naturally.
Yes. The sticker can be used multiple times and it is generally good for three to four nursing sessions. The sticker ensures that the sensor stays in place during each nursing session. Between nursing sessions, it’s best to store the sensor in the cradle, so that it stays clean and continues to be sticky. When the sticker loses its effectiveness, switch to a new sticker.
No, Momsense is not a medical device.
Momsense provides general information about nursing. It cannot replace professional consultation, nor can it replace your receiving the assistance of a licensed professional who can address the specifics of your personal situation.
How Momsense Works
The Momsense earphones set includes a small baby safe sensor, which is placed beneath baby’s earlobe. The earphones connect to your smartphone. Using the Momsense application, you can track each nursing session and maintain an ongoing record of nursing patterns over time.
- Momsense earphones with a nursing sensor, which tracks your baby’s swallow pattern.
- Product code, allowing you to register for the application; when you download the application, use the product code that appears on the right side inside the cover
- Envelope with biocompatible, hypoallergenic stickers that can be used multiple times to attach the sensor to your baby’s skin.
- User guide
Momsense is simple and easy to use:
- Plug the earphones into your smartphone or tablet.
- Place the baby safe sensor under the baby’s earlobe.
- start the App on airplane mode.
- Breastfeed as usual.
The earphones allow you to listen to the swallowing sounds that your baby makes while nursing. It is a wonderful way for you to learn to identify swallowing out of the many sounds that are made by your baby. When you’re not breastfeeding, the Momsense earphones can be used as regular earphones.
We recommend letting older brothers and sisters, as well as your partner share your earphones and have a listen. Hearing the sweet gulping sounds is a truly unique experience.
Yes. Place the baby safe sensor 0.2 inches (0.5cm) below the baby’s earlobe and in diagonal line with the top of the ear as illustrated in the product User Guide and the application Quick Guide. Place earphones in your ears to listen to your baby’s swallows- this allow you to be certain the baby sensor is in place.
There isn’t a one to all answer to the question of how much a baby needs to receive in a single nursing session. It depends on the baby’s weight, age, the number of meals that the baby receives in a 24-hour period, and other factors.
Using Momsense, you’ll be able to identify and track the baby’s swallowing. using the Momsense earphones and app, you will know with certainty that your baby nursed. You’ll also know how much milk your baby received at each meal, and you’ll learn to recognize your baby’s eating patterns over time.
Just after birth, your baby receives all of the necessary nutrition from colostrum, and you probably won’t be able to hear swallowing sounds. It is recommended that you wait to use Momsense until after the colostrum has been replaced by milk. This generally takes about four or five days after childbirth, but it can take up to seven days.
The Momsense application allows you to track all nursing sessions. If you want to maintain separate records for your babies, you can install the Momsense application on two devices (smartphones or tablets), and set up each device for one of the babies. This way, you will be able to track the nursing patterns of each of the babies separately.
To use Momsense, you need:
- Momsense earphones
- Product code (appears inside the product packaging).
- Momsense App
- Your smartphone / tablet.
For iPhones, Momsense requires operating system version iOS7 and above. For Android phones, the application requires version 4.1 and above.
No. At Momsense, we take your privacy seriously. Personal details are not tracked, and personal information is never used for commercial purposes. Data collected by Momsense is saved on the company’s server so that we can run the application for each of our users and provide the correct personal data.
Yes, the goal of Momsense is to help women succeed during the initial period of breastfeeding, providing a sense of calm and bolstering feelings of confidence. Using Momsense helps sharpen the intuition of nursing mothers about breastfeeding and helps minimize feelings of doubt, which are typical during this time period.
Using Momsense, starting day 4-5, you can identify and track your baby’s swallows. You’ll be able to make sure that the baby is really nursing. You’ll know how much milk the baby receives during each meal. With time, you’ll learn the baby’s eating patterns. Momsense can help you identify issues that may arise with nursing at early stage. However, it does not serve as a replacement for receiving assistance from a professional, registered nursing coach or consultant, who can provide you with help regarding the specifics of your personal situation.
Momsense stickers are designed using 3M high quality material, they are biocompatible and most importantly baby safe.
To apply the sticker first wipe away all creams and oils from behind the babies ear. Remove the liner and place the sticker directly below the babies earlobe. These stickers can be used multiple times, and are gentle on the skin. If the sticker doesn’t stick sufficiently, you can use the other adhesive side of the sticker. This stronger side is also biocompatible and baby safe.
Warranty and Purchase
Momsense provides a six-month warranty, from the date of purchase.
Momsense has a 30 day return policy for all purchases made online.
Momsense developed a cutting edge patent technology and sensor that fundamentally detects and analyzes BF sessions in real time applying signal and pattern recognition tools. The application viewed by users is backed up with a complex algorithm that analyzes the effective swallow sounds, by identifying unique audio signals,such as individualized baby swallow sounds, and in turn translates them into quantities of milk consumed. The technology can report in real time infant swallow sounds, and differentiate between other infant non-swallow sounds. Once a monitored BF session is finished a customized report is provided to every Momsense user.
Momsense algorithm is based on a database of hundreds of nursing events, and thousands of documented swallow sounds. All measurements are analyzed and documented in the Momsense laboratory. The resulting computed quantities of milk consumed were compared with recorded changes in baby’s weight directly after feeding (the medical standard today for measuring the amount of milk consumed). This all resulting in Momsense being able to compute an optimal assessment of the quantity of milk baby has consumed. The database continues to grow daily with measured and analyzed swallow sounds, thus evolving to peaked precision. It is also important to try and minimize the noise level while using Momsense, so that you can get optimal readings. Once you become a Momsense user, you’ll be able to allow us to document your Breastfeeding sessions, of course anonymously, and continue to help many moms with the information they want to know!
Momsense works with any device running iOS 8 or higher, and all android devices running 4.2 and above.
The Momsense earset is compatible with the iphone 7 earphone adapter
How to use momsense video’s, step by step
From start to finish
How to use Momsense: Package Components
How to use Momsense: Earset introduction and Sticker Setup
How to use Momsense: Applying The Sticker On The Baby
How to use Momsense: Begin The Nursing Session
How to use Momsense: Guiding Through The App