You know my story. I exclusively pump to provide for Pumpkin. I’ve spoken about how time consuming it is, how hard it is to get out of the house when you have to pump every 2-3 hours and how frustrating pumping as a whole can be. Moms tell me that they don’t know how I do it. I don’t know how I do it some days. I just know I have to to provide.
Thank god for moms who are looking to invent products to make being a mom easier.
Adriana Blazeski and Susan Thompson, Johns Hopkins biomedical engineering doctoral students, won a prize recently for their invention of the Gala pump. The Gala Pump is a hands-free, concealable and quiet breast pump designed to allow nursing mothers to discreetly pump in the presence of others. The device eliminates the need for the bulky pumps we carry around with us to events or work. The two did research with other moms after having their own frustrations with pumping. Thompson and Blazeski formed DS Labs to develop the device.
Follow the site to find out more information on possible tests and when the Gala Pump will be available for sale. I know as someone that is trying to exclusively pump to 12 months, I welcome an invention that will make my pumping easier and allow me more time with my baby and family.
What are your thoughts? Would you love to try out a new pumping device?