Whilst I am guessing that I do not have a ton in common with the author of this NYT Moderlode post, Shouldn’t the Breast Pump Be as Elegant as an iPhone and as Quiet as a Prius by Now?, I couldn’t agree more with her in this case. Having spent, to date, about 4 years of my adult life strapped to a pump 4-8 times per day due to a circulation disorder, I would love nothing more than a small, discreet, quiet pump. I field more questions about pumping, its challenges and benefits and logistics, than anything else, so I know I am not alone.
Remember those enormous portable bag phones circa 1990? We’ve come a long way to the sleek, sexy looking iPhone.
The breast pump? Hasn’t changed a bit. As a pilot I can attest that my aircraft was quieter than my breast pump. We have silent motors on cars. Why isn’t there a digital touchscreen display like on my oven? Why can’t there even be an app to control it from your phone? I am grateful that pumps exist, but we need to step up the style!
Seriously, ladies, can we do anything about this?? Can we recruit an engineering grad student somewhere to take this on as a project?