The Father’s Nursing Assistant: Japanese Device Allows Fathers To Breastfeed Their Babies

Fathers sometimes like to say that they can do anything mothers can, except give birth and breastfeed. Well, thanks to a new device developed by Japanese company Dentsu, breastfeeding babies may not be a problem for fathers in the near future.

h/t: odditycentral

View this post on Instagram

#fathersnursingassistant #sxsw2019

A post shared by Carlos Lowry (@carlitoslow) on

Recently unveiled at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, the Father’s Nursing Assistant is an intriguing, if somewhat bizarre, gadget that aims to allow fathers to help out with stressful tasks usually reserved for mothers. Data shows that much of the parental stress and difficulties associated with taking care of a baby are related to feeding and sleeping, responsibilities in which fathers’ participation tends to be low. In order to get fathers more involved and relieve some of the burden off mothers, Japanese corporation Dentsu has created a wearable milk or formula tank shaped as a pair of female breasts, which allows men to breastfeed children.

Dentsu states in a press release: “The amount of time infants in Japan spend sleeping is shorter compared to the rest of the world. Much of the parental stress and difficulties surrounding childrearing are related to feeding and sleeping, and generally the rate of participation by fathers tends to be low. Breastfeeding is also effective at helping the parent sleep–a benefit that is currently skewed toward women.

Focusing on breastfeeding, we aim to decrease the amount of burden on mothers and increase the amount of time infants sleep by enabling fathers to breastfeed. This is realized with the FATHER’S NURSING ASSISTANT wearable device. Based on advice from pediatricians and babysitters, who say that babies tend to touch the breast with their hands when feeding and that the softness seems to sooth them, the product has been shaped to resemble a woman’s breasts. As a result, a father can hold his baby in both of his arms, creating a deeper skin ship between them and enabling the baby to sleep peacefully in his father’s arms. Father’s Nursing Assistant has a tank for milk on one side and the breastfeeding system on the other. The device also senses the infant’s breastfeeding and sleep timing and is linked to an app that facilitates a better, visual understanding of the infant’s condition.”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Pokemon Go Craze In South Korea
Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona
Incredible Digital Projection By Joanie Lemercier
Wonderful Photos Of 1954 Chevrolet Corvair, Which Was Touted As A New Aerodynamic Design
Wyoming Manufacturer Builds World's Largest Coal Hauler
"Rust In Peace": Bizarre Soviet-Era Cars Fill Russian Mechanic's Field
Neuno - A New Brutalist-Modern Tablet Stands!
Unseen Titanic: First Ever Complete Views of the Wreck
Movie Scenes Before-And-After Special Effects
Belgian Designers Have Created A Canoe For Two That Folds Away Into A Box
One Of About 50 Fiat 599 Ferves Rangers Still Around!
1938 Phantom Corsair: The Regret Of A Car Ahead Of Its Time
Photos That Prove The Station Wagon Was Actually The Best Family Car Ever
In 1980, American Express Teamed Up With DeLorean To Produce A 24K Gold Plated DMC-12, But Only Two Were Sold!
Just A Vespa Jet Ski
Assembling a Chair
Hundreds of Submerged Vehicles at Flooded Honda Factory in Thailand
Vintage Photographs of the Skiway Sky Bus Lift Used on Mt. Hood, Oregon From the 1950s
The World's Most Expensive Parking Lot is in the Middle of the Ocean
Warsteiner International Hot Air Balloon Show
Concepts From Future Past: Autobianchi Runabout
Before The Internet: Here's What A Publishing Company's Office Space Looked Like In The Mid-1980s
Beautiful Photos of the 1953 Cadillac Le Mans
Oracle Team USA Capsizes its Biggest, Baddest Boat
This 48 Cylinder Motorcycle Is One of the Craziest Things You’ll Ever See
Disabled Children's Superhero Dreams Come True
The Industrial Cutaways Of Frank Soltesz: Amazing Cross Sections Of Modern Life From The Mid-20th Century
Computer Love: The Ultimate Guide To Computing
1969 Buick Century Cruiser: The Concept Car That Believed You Only Live Twice
Eye-popping China Int'l Optics Fair