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* Medela®, Ameda®, and ENFit® are trademarks of their respective owners.

Colostrum Collection Kit

Designed to increase the volume of usable colostrum for neonates

Primo-Lacto

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About Primo-Lacto

Primo-Lacto® is the only product on the market that enables closed system colostrum collection and feeding from a single container. It was designed to increase the volume of usable colostrum for the neonate and improve the experience for both the professional and the patient

  • Reduce wasted colostrum
  • Improve ease of use for healthcare professionals
  • Increase patient satisfaction levels

In a study of 67 mothers with preterm infants ranging from 25 to 38 weeks gestational age, healthcare professionals perceived there to be a 30%-40% reduction in wasted colostrum and a significant improvement in ease of use versus other collection methods. Patients reported a significant increase in satisfaction levels.*

 

The collection system includes both a hand expression funnel and a pump adapter. Product range is compatible with both Medela® and Ameda® breast pumps and slip tip and ENFit® oral feeding syringes*.

Clinician Perspectives

In a study of 67 mothers with preterm infants ranging from 25 to 38 weeks gestational age, 87 nurse observations recorded the following results:

Increased Usable Colostrum

Healthcare providers estimated more than a 40% decrease in the amount of colostrum wasted when using the Primo-Lacto® for hand expression and a 30% decrease in the amount of colostrum wasted when using the Primo-Lacto® for pump expression versus standard collection practices. Patients reported a significant increase in confidence levels and satisfaction when using the Primo-Lacto® versus standard collection practices.

Improved Ease of Use for Professional

Healthcare professionals reported a significant improvement in ease of use with the Primo-Lacto® collection system versus standard collection practices.

Improved Patient Satisfaction

Patients reported a significant increase in satisfaction when using the Primo-Lacto® versus standard collection practices.

Industry Leaders on Primo-Lacto:

"Patients seemed to like the funnel for hand expression....This system is a wonderful tool for collecting colostrum!"

Karen Voogd, BSN, RN, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant NICU

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

"I am pleased to inform you that I trialed the Primo-Lacto system with a mom.  The mom who agreed to try it was very excited about it.  She was having difficulty pumping colostrum for her 32 week baby who was in our NICU-(had only gotten a few drops the day prior).  I spent quite a bit of time with her offering encouragement.  After I sent her up with the system, I gave her some time alone to relax and pump and told her I'd check back in a short while.  Well, when I went back, she had filled up 2- 3ml syringes and was in the process of filling  2 more.  She was so happy and told me how much she liked the Primo-Lacto system and what a great invention it is.  I am ready to place an order for the Primo- Lacto collection kits."

Holly Mishery, DTR, IBCLC, RLC

"I just set up a mom a few minutes a go!  She is so happy!   This is her 3rd and she knows how hard expressing can be!   She said, "A nurse must have invented this"!   “Nope, I said, a mom!   A fantastic mom"!!

Nannette L. Mills RNC, IBCLC

Lactation Consultant NICU

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek

  

"The equipment was simple to assemble and use, from my standpoint, and also according to feedback received from moms. Several features made colostrum collection much easier, more efficient, and with little wasting of colostrum. The “V” shaped collection funnel, manufactured with materials which reduced friction really helped in the collection of the initial thick viscosity drops. The moms also really liked having the syringe attached directly to the collection funnels....Overall, the Primo Lacto equipment was very well received by patients and I felt that this system made my job easier as well. It would be beneficial, I believe, to have this equipment available to use for patients who have, as part of their lactation plan, the expression and collection of colostrum. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this study and evaluation."

Lenore Morlock, BS, RN, IBCLC

Advanced Clinician, Lactation

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns 

 

"Colostrum is hard to capture because typically the volume is too little initially (a couple drops) and it does not flow easily due to its sticky consistency. Because of this, the favorite tool is the funnel with the syringe attached. The smooth surface of the inside of the funnel is also critical to encouraging the flow of the colostrum. 

Thank you so much for your hard work and creativity in designing and developing and marketing this product. Many mothers are benefitting. We hope to keep this going!"

Mary Ann Jones

Program Manager for Lactation

Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns

"I am very excited about your devices and the potential they offer in improving a defined clinical need."
"This product may improve clinician work-flow, thereby increasing the number of women who supply breast milk for their baby."
"We believe these devices would benefit our patients."

Meet the Founder of Primo-Lacto:

Jules Sherman, Founder

With over 20 years of industrial design experience and hundreds of products in her portfolio, Jules, an award-winning designer, put her talents to use in the maternal space.  Inspired by her own difficult delivery, which led to her baby’s initial inability to latch for breastfeeding, Jules saw a need and designed Primo-Lacto®, the first system designed specifically for colostrum collection.

 

At the hospital, Jules needed to hand express her colostrum, the first milk a mother produces.  Rich in protein, antibodies, and immunoglobins, colostrum helps protect newborns and establish their immune systems immediately after birth.

Jules used what was available to her for capture, a urine cup, and watched as the nurses attempted to scrape each drop for transfer to her newborn.  Realizing there had to be a better way, Jules set out to design Primo-Lacto, hoping to help other new mothers who might be facing the same challenges while also providing nurses a better tool to assist in their workflow.

 

Jules earned a BFA in Industrial Design from RISD and an MFA in Design from Stanford University where she learned design-thinking methodology at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d. School). Currently, Jules co-teaches maternal and infant healthcare design classes at the d. School and is a design consultant for the Stanford Medical School, working with a group of clinicians at Stanford and UCSF to improve safety in labor & delivery.