Although breast pumps hit the commercial scene in 1981 with Medela, a Swiss company, bringing a range of hospital grade pumps to the market, the evolution of these pumps has not kept pace with expectations. In the early 1990s, the same company stepped beyond hospital grade pumps to launch more compact electric breast pumps that women could use in their homes. The pumps, based on a vacuum suction mechanism that imitates the suckling action of a baby’s mouth, were targeted mainly at working women. The vacuum suction mechanism in these pumps is still widely used in the many breast pump models currently on the market.
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What’s concerning is that for a product that has been on the commercial market for over three decades, breast pumps still cause lactating mothers a great degree of discomfort even today. Women using breast pumps face issues such as cracked skin around the nipples, abrasions, and bruises. Experts point out that breast pump makers still need to bring about more improvements to their products.
Better milk expression, quieter operation, and a contraption that’s less complicated overall is what users want breast pumps to offer. While there’s no denying that companies in the global breast pumps market are already working on these aspects, breakthroughs have been very sporadic.
Breast Pump Innovation – Trends and Trailblazers
It’s not just breast pump technology that has remained largely unchanged over the last few decades. The competitive scenario has not changed much either. Larger brands such as Medela and Evenflo continue to remain at the forefront of the market in terms of both sales and revenue. But the last few years have brought about a slight change to the way smaller companies are competing in the global breast pumps market. For these players, who do not enjoy the privilege of a rich business legacy like their larger competitors, innovation has been the sharpest competitive tool.
Nevertheless, more and more innovation is now being reported from the laboratories of both small and large players in the global breast pumps market. Here’s a round-up:
Although greater innovation in breast pumps will likely benefit more working mothers, the lack of enough funding will impede ambitious projects in the market.
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