Breast pumps refer to the mechanical device that helps to draw milk from the women’s breast by suction. These devices are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Breast pump are the supplement of the breastfeeding and operated technologies such as electric, battery powered and manual.
Mothers used breast pumps in various reasons such as baby not be able to suck due to prematurity or other problem, mother works outside the home, etc.
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Breast pumps include closed and open type breast pumps. The close system has the barrier between the milk collection bottle and pump tube, which helps to prevent milk by bacteria and virus contamination. In addition it also prevent milk from leaking into the tubing. The open system has no barrier between the milk collection bottle and pump tube. Breast pump includes technologies such as electric and manual. The electric breast pumps uses electric outlet to power a small motorized pump that creates suction to extract milk from the breasts. In the manual breast pumps the breast shield is placed over the nursing mother’s nipple and areola area, a handle that is attached to the pump is squeezed and creates suction. This suction helps to express milk from the breast. The breast milk is then collected in an attached bottle. The breast pumps application includes personal use and hospital grade.
Globally, with the change in lifestyle the population of working mother is growing, which results the breastpumps market is also increasing.
Breast Pumps Market: Drivers and Restraints
Technological advancement in breast pumps, growing working women population, increasing healthcare expenditure, better reimbursement policies, rising disposable income and increasing awareness about breast pumps available in the market are some of the factors that drive the growth of the breast pumps market.
However, high cost of breast pumps, contamination associated with the breast pumps and strenuous maintenance of these devices act as an inhibitor for this market.
Breast Pumps Market: Segmentation
Global Breast Pumps market is further segmented into following types:
- By Product Type
- Closed System
- Open System
- By Technology Type
- Electric Breast Pumps
- Single Electric Breast Pumps
- Double Electric Breast Pumps
- Manual Breast Pumps
- Electric Breast Pumps
- By Application
- Personal Use
- Hospital Uses
Breast Pumps Market: Overview
With the rising global women employment rates and technological advancement in breast pump systems, the global breast pumps market is expected to have a healthy growth rate in the forecast period (2015-2025).
Breast Pumps Market: Region- wise Outlook
The global breast pumps market is expected to register a healthy CAGR for the forecast period. Depending on geographic regions, global breast pumps market is segmented into seven key regions: North America, South America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan, Japan and Middle East & Africa.
North America followed by Europedominates the global breast pumps market due to increasing women employment rates and population, technological advancement such as hand free breast pumps and better reimbursement policies. Asia-Pacific is the fastest emerging market for global breast pumps due to developing healthcare expenditure, increasing disposable income, government initiatives in decreasing breast pump tax and growing awareness level about breast pumps product available in the market.
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Breast Pumps Market: Key Players
Some of the key market players in global breast pumps market are Ameda, Bailey Medical, Hygeia Medical Group, Medela AG, Philips Electronics N.V., Whittlestone, Inc., Linco Baby Merchandise Work's Co. and Lansinoh Laboratories.