Our story from study to practice

Making feeding easier for all parents.

The Natural Nipple, by Nurture


Our Story

We're a dedicated team of clinicians, scientists and mamas pioneering advancements to empower breastfeeding, promote bonding and optimize wellness worldwide.

Leadership Team

Lauren Wright, Founder & CEO

For the last 10 years, Lauren has been passionate about optimizing wellness by integrating preventative primary health care and research. As a nurse practitioner studying the gut microbiome of preterm infants in her PhD program, she discovered that babies who weren't being given breast milk were suffering fatal complications. She wanted to find a solution that would give all babies the ability to have breast milk, and support prolonged breastfeeding. By designing a bottle that offers seamless continuity between breast and nourishing with pumped milk, The Natural Nipple hopes to empower parents with nature's first life vaccine (breastmilk), promote bonding, and improve the health of families around the world.

Leadership Team

Katelyn Tiamson, Head of Business

As an Allied Health in Medical Sciences major with a minor in Business​, Katelyn was eager to join The Natural Nipple's team over two years ago as an intern. ​The experience engaging with key clinical partners transformed her career goals entirely when she realized the impact she could make improving healthcare with our company. She is passionate about bringing an innovative solution to the market that makes breastfeeding easier, and the long term health benefits that become accessible to families. Involved in building the brand from the ground up, Katelyn has become an integral part of our team and effective leader that empowers our Marketing and Public relations interns at The University of Tampa.

Our History

Founder and CEO, Lauren Wright, is passionate about optimizing wellness in the global underserved community by integrating preventative primary health care and research. She became fascinated by breastmilk as the most preventative, dynamic, biological substance to give babies the healthiest start in life. Her research identified how prolonging breastfeeding and skin to skin contact enables breastmilk to continually act in establishing immunity, enabling protective neurological development and genetic optimization through microbiome establishment, thus preventing the long-term detrimental effects of gut bacterial dysbiosis.

After interviewing hundreds of mothers and discovering their primary barrier to breastfeeding was nipple confusion, she invented the solution: The Natural Nipple and won the "Most Promising Healthcare Innovation of 2018" by GuideWell. Since then, The Natural Nipple has grown to become a company with a strong team of clinicians, scientists and real moms. Our breastfeeding knowledge and experience will help you succeed, wherever you are on your breastfeeding journey.