OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- An Oklahoma woman now has a product on the market that she says will take care of an issue that every mother faces.
When Lisa Blacknoll-Hyche brought home her son Myles six months ago, she said she started worrying about what she would do when she had to go back to work.
"I was afraid that if I went back to work and he needed to nurse during the middle of the day and wouldn't take the bottle," she said, "then I would be left driving back and forth rushing to go feed him and then rushing back to work."
After trying out several different bottles on him, she said the only one her son would take was the one that she helped create herself.
"When I couldn't find anything, I started contacting manufacturers and asking, 'Hey, do you have soft baby bottles?'" Blacknoll-Hyche said.
She worked with the manufacturer to craft one unlike any other she could find on the market. She said hers has a soft, wide base with a skin-like texture and a flexible top, which she claims is the next best thing to mom.
"It comforts them," Blacknoll-Hyche said about the bottle. "It's perfect for them to make them think that mom's near. Even though they know that you're not, they have that same comfort."
Last month she began selling what she's calling the LUX Baby Bottle online, and already she sent orders to several states, including Hawaii. "We can go all places if we can make it to Hawaii," she said, laughing.
Blacknoll-Hyche is now working to get the bottles into more stores here at home in Oklahoma. The only brick-and-mortar store where people can find the LUX Baby Bottle right now is at Kidz Korner in downtown Bartlesville, which is a point of pride for Blacknoll-Hyche because that's her hometown.
She admits that she never dreamed of breaking into the bottle business, but the success she's already seeing has her thinking that this mom may soon become her own boss.
If you'd like to learn more about the LUX Baby Bottle, visit this link.