FAQ

Safety and Comfort

How does the product operate?

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 breastfeeding session, receive a detailed report of the amount of milk that your baby has consumed and maintain an ongoing record of feeding patterns over time.

Should I be worried about radiation?

Momsense is safe to use, both for you and your baby. When you start feeding, 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 feed-and to be fed-safe and naturally.

What is airplane mode?

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.

Is the nursing sensor comfortable for my baby?

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 feed-and to be fed-safe and naturally.

Can the same sticker be used multiple times?

Yes. The sticker can be used multiple times and it is generally good for three to four feeding sessions. The sticker ensures that the sensor stays in place during each feeding session. Between feeding 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.

Is Momsense considered to be a medical device?

No, Momsense is not a medical device.

Momsense provides general information about breastfeeding. It cannot replace professional consultation, nor can it replace you receiving the assistance of a licensed professional who can address the specifics of your personal situation.

How Momsense Works

How does Momsense work?

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 feeding session and maintain an ongoing record of feeding patterns over time.

What does Momsense include?

Momsense includes:

  1. Momsense earphones with a feeding sensor, which tracks your baby’s swallow pattern.
  2. 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
  3. Envelope with biocompatible, hypoallergenic stickers that can be used multiple times to attach the sensor to your baby’s skin.
  • User guide

How do I use Momsense?

Momsense is simple and easy to use:

  1. Plug the earphones into your smartphone or tablet.
  2. Place the baby safe sensor under the baby’s earlobe.
  3. start the App on airplane mode.
  4. Breastfeed as usual.

Do I need to use the earphones?

The earphones allow you to listen to the swallowing sounds that your baby makes while feeding. 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.

Is it important to be exact about where the feeding sensor is placed?

Yes. Place the baby safe sensor 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.

How do I know if the amount of milk that my baby received is sufficient?

There isn’t a one to all answer to the question of how much a baby needs to receive in a single feeding 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 fed. You’ll also know how much milk your baby received at each meal, and you’ll learn to recognise your baby’s eating patterns over time.

How soon after giving birth can I start using Momsense?

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.

Can I use this product with twins?

The Momsense application allows you to track all feeding 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 feeding patterns of each of the babies separately.

Should Momsense Be Used for Premature Babies?

Momsense does not guarantee a satisfactory response for babies weighing less than 2 kg.  Due to the fact that in some cases the babies sound chamber may be weak or not fully developed. In addition, in some cases (especially birth before 34 weeks ) the babies swallowing reflex has not evolved in its entirety, thus affecting the suction.

However, Momsense successfully tracks and monitors the baby’s swallows, continuously, from the very beginning stages of a healthy baby.

Can I use a nipple shield with Momsense?

Momsense accuracy can be compromised while using a nipple shield.  Some mothers tested have no issues with accuracy, although it is not recommended to be used with a nipple shield.

Application

What do I need to have, in order to use Momsense?

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.

Is my privacy compromised if I use the application?

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.

For more information about our privacy policy, please see: https://mymomsense.com/terms-and-privacy/

Is Momsense helpful when I first start breastfeeding?

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 mothers about breastfeeding and helps minimise 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 feeding. 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 feeding at early stage. However, it does not serve as a replacement for receiving assistance from a professional, registered feeding coach or consultant, who can provide you with help regarding the specifics of your personal situation.

How do I apply the stickers properly?

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.  Should the side with the liner not stick sufficiently to your baby’s ear, try using the other side of the adhesive, which is stronger.  This stronger side is also bi-compatible, and baby safe.

Warranty and Purchase

Does the product come with a warranty?

Momsense provides a six-month warranty, from the date of purchase.

Where can I purchase the product?

The product can be purchased at:

www.momsense.com.au

 

 

Technology

What Technology Does Momsense Apply?

Momsense developed a cutting edge patent technology and sensor that fundamentally detects and analyses BF sessions in real time applying signal and pattern recognition tools. The application viewed by users is backed up with a complex algorithm that analyses the effective swallow sounds, by identifying unique audio signals,such as individualised 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 customised report is provided to every Momsense user.

How Does Momsense Measure Accuracy?

Momsense algorithm is based on a database of hundreds of nursing events, and thousands of documented swallow sounds.  All measurements are analysed 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 analysed swallow sounds, thus evolving to peaked precision.  It is also important to try and minimise 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 mums with the information they want to know!

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
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