Hudlo products were created by me, Katie, a registered nurse and board certified lactation consultant and designed by my husband Matt. Hudlo is creating skin-to-skin clothing for moms and babies. Based on years of scientific research we know this practice has a multitude of benefits; keeping babies calm, enhancing brain development, and lowering a mothers risk for postpartum depression are just a few.
Our dream is to educate and empower parents to take ownership of their child’s birth by participating in skin-to-skin care directly after delivery. Our inspiration for spreading knowledge of skin to skin care comes from our own birth experiences, and is named after our precious kids, Hudson and Harlow.
My first birth ended in an emergency c- section, where I was separated from my son for several hours.
During the next several months, I had the feeling that something was missing and was filled with an overwhelming sense of failure. So fast forward to 2011; I became pregnant with my second baby, and now as a medical professional and experienced Mom, I knew there had to be a better and more natural way.
One night after a long 12 hour shift at the hospital, I came home and told Matt we had a simple mission:
To change the way moms and babies come together after delivery.
So we began researching skin-to-skin clothing, and Matt got out his sewing machine. Luckily, he is a man of many talents and designed our very first shirt! We quickly partnered up with an experienced apparel designer and several prototypes later we knew we were on to something great.
To date, we have created two products, a true Skin-to-Skin Carrier that is easy to wear and allows for on the go breastfeeding, and a Skin-to-Skin Shirt to be worn in both the operating room for immediate implementation of Skin to Skin Care during family-centered cesareans, and in the NICU to practice Kangaroo Care with preterm babies.
We are introducing the most fashionable, comfortable, and breastfeeding-friendly Skin-to-Skin clothing for you and your most precious resource to enjoy together.