Supported by pediatric studies, the World Health Organize encourages women to breastfeed their babies for the first six months and to continue to give them breast milk for the following two years -- which is where this new breast pump comes in. Many mothers choose to pump at work when they return to their workplace, making discrete pumps a valuable addition.
Based in Redwood City, startup Naya Health recently raised $3.9 million in seed funding for their sleek new breast pump design. In place of a pneumatic or air-based pump, their breast pump is water-based and uses hydraulic system. This is supposed to make it more efficient than existing and popular methods, according to co-founders and co-parents Janica and Jeff Alvarez.