A new hormone kit developed by Marie-Claire Springham is designed to override nature. The Central Saint Martins product design graduate is prototyping the ability for fathers to lactate, chest-feed their babies and share the responsibility of young parents.
An ambitious project, without a doubt, the project requires couples to attend a pre-natal course during their pregnancy. The hormone kit itself comes with a breast pump and a compression pump. Of course, Marie-Claire Springham also includes the mandatory hormones to stimulate lactation in men.
Still in its testing stages, the concept is intended to benefit both sexes — it will not only alleviate some of the "pressure on new mums" but will also "allow dads to build a better bond with their babies."
Marie-Claire Springham's Hormone Kit Allows Dads to Feed Kids
1. Male Chest-feeding-enabling Kits - This trend explores the development of kits that enable men to lactate and chest-feed their babies, disrupting traditional gender roles in parenting.
2. Shared Parental Responsibility - This trend emphasizes the importance of promoting shared responsibility in parenting by allowing fathers to actively participate in feeding and bonding with their babies.
3. Enhanced Bonding Between Fathers and Babies - This trend focuses on the potential for male chest-feeding to deepen the emotional connection between fathers and their infants, providing a unique bonding experience.
1. Parenting and Baby Care - This industry could benefit from disruptive innovation opportunities through the development of hormone kits and related products that cater to the changing dynamics of modern parenthood.
2. Healthcare and Medical Technology - This industry has the potential to explore and develop hormone therapies and medical devices to support male chest-feeding, addressing the physiological aspects of this innovative concept.
3. Education and Training - This industry can seize disruptive innovation opportunities by offering pre-natal courses that educate couples on the benefits and techniques of male chest-feeding, breaking gender stereotypes and promoting inclusive parenting.