MIT Breast Pump Hackathon

Ever wonder why breast pumps aren’t sleek and silent? Well, the folks at MIT sure did so they’ve decided to host a “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck Hackathon” this weekend.

The group consists of designers, engineers, scientist, lactation consultants, midwives and doulas with the sole goal of making a better breast pump.

I’m disproportionately excited about this.

I mean it’s just a breast pump.

But you know what? Anything to do with women and babies tends to lag behind in the technology department – breast pumps really haven’t really had a dramatic advancement since they were invented in the late 1800s – so this cool news.

My buds at weeSpring think so too so they are helping collect data from moms (and a few awesome pump-washing dads) to improve the whole pumping experience to pass along to the team.

The survey is only 11 short questions so if you have a moment, fill ‘er out because nothing beats hands on, boob pumping, feedback to give some insight.

I can’t wait to see what they come up with!! I hope it’s something that can wash itself and order pizza – that would be handy.

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