Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help? JustMilk is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the state of California, so all donations are tax-deductible. If you are interested in donating to our work or otherwise working with us, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you spoken with lactation consultants and other breastfeeding experts? Yes, JustMilk is constantly consulting with lactation consultants, nurses, pediatricians, and researchers in breastfeeding and infant health. We take all possible measures to ensure that our product is smoothly incorporated into the breastfeeding process.
What is your timeline for development? JustMilk is planning a clinical investigation in the US in 2019.
In what part of the world will the device be used? The JustMilk device was originally designed to have specific benefits to regions with a lack of electricity or potable water. We have received positive feedback from interviews and focus groups performed in Kenya and northern South Africa.
How much will the device cost? The price point of the JustMilk device will be competitive with current infant medication delivery devices.
How will it be distributed? We are investigating local and international distribution networks to determine the most appropriate method of distributing the JustMilk device.
Will new medications be manufactured, or will existing ones be manipulated to work in this form? We will deliver existing medications to babies in a new form. These existing medicines will simply be in the form of a tablet, which will be easy and safe to deliver through our user-friendly device.
Are you going to make the device available in developed countries too? Yes! The JustMilk device is applicable in all regions of the world. Our clinical investigation in the US will bring the device to the next stage of development for both low- and high-resource areas.
Will the device be re-usable or disposable? The device will be based around the needs and preferences of the end-user. The results of our work with partners in South Africa have suggested a disposable device.
How will you ensure the taste of the milk isn't affected? Our partners at the University College London School of Pharmacy are taking taste into account before tablets are even manufactured.
Will there be a stigma to using this device if it is visible? How will this be dealt with? It is of the utmost importance that the JustMilk device is not associated with any stigma (of disease or any other) in any community. This is one of the many reasons that we work hand-in-hand with local communities, to design everything from the device itself to education programs surrounding the project.