Growing Working Women Population around the World to Propel the Global Breast Pumps Market

Breast pumps are devices that are used by lactating women for extracting milk from their breasts. To ensure continuous milk supply to infants, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated the use of breast pumps among lactating women. This trend is being followed all over the world as it provides an easy way to feed infants. Transparency Market Research (TMR) has estimated that the global market for breast pumps will reach the value of US$2.6 bn by the end of 2022 from its initial value of US$1.1 bn in 2013. The market is expected to expand with a steady CAGR of 8.8% over the forecast period of 2014-2022. 

What are the various types of breast pumps that can be seen in market?

Based on the mode of operation, breast pumps can be classified as manual, single electric, double electric and hospital grade breast pumps. Of these, single electric breast pumps are preferred over manual pumps as single electric pumps provide variable suction pressures and possess powerful motor capacity. In addition, due to efficient milk expression in less time, double electric breast pumps are the most preferred pumps. On the basis of design, breast pumps can be classified into closed and open system breast pumps. Closed pumps have a barrier between the pump tubing and the milk collection, which help them to prevent contamination of milk. Whereas in open system pumps, there are no barriers which make milk more susceptible for contamination.

Due to product innovations, various types of breast pumps are hitting the market, thus easing pain and ensuring comfort to lactating women. For instance, players in this market have recently manufactured a double electric breast pump that uses battery power or an AC adaptor, has adjustable speed and vacuum knob, has a removable cooler bag and freezer pack, having all parts touching breast milk BPA free, and uses two-phase expression for more efficient and thorough pumping.

Which geographical regions are more lucrative for the growth of the market?

Geographically, the global breast pumps market can be segmented for Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. Among these regions, North America held the dominance in 2013 due to changing lifestyle of women and increasing awareness about breastfeeding. Increasing disposable incomes and increasing number of women prioritizing their career are other factors helping the North America market to grow over the forecast period. Within the region, the U.S. is leading the market owing to various government initiatives motivating women to visit lactation consultants and providing reimbursement for purchasing breast pumps. However, due to the escalating birth rate, Asia Pacific is expected to exhibit high rate of growth over the forecast period. Increasing awareness about the usage of breast pumps, lack of adequate maternity leave, growing working women population, and high economic development are other factors assisting the Asia Pacific market to grow.  


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