The mechanical home breast pump was invented in 1991. Many women think it’s time for an update. Here’s how companies are innovating.
When Ayyana Chakravartula discovered she was pregnant for the first time, she borrowed a breast pump from a cousin of hers. Chakravartula, who has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, was completely stumped by the contraption that was put in front of her.