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If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?
If 'breast is best,' why are our devices for pumping breast milk the worst?

A breast pump often means the difference between a mom being able to feed her babies breast milk, or not. It’s a tool crucial to many new moms trying to fulfill the “breast is best” mantra, whether they’re trying to keep up their breast milk supply while working, or pumping for a sick baby who’s in the hospital. Massive public health efforts exist worldwide to make sure babies get only breast milk for the first six months of their lives, and the breast pump can play a major role in fulfilling those goals. So why then does the breast pump design suck?  Technology expands its scope all the time. Phones can operate as our personal assistants. Electric and...

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