About Battery-powered Breast Pumps
Breast pump refers to a medical instrument or device that sucks and stores milk from the breasts of lactating mothers, to provide breast milk to their infants as per the need. These devices assist in triggering the milk ejection response from the lactating mother. The milk suctioned out of the breasts by the device is collected into a container that can be used for storing and feeding as and when required. Different types of breast pumps available in the market include electrical or battery-powered breast pumps, which are powered by electricity or batteries; and manual devices, which are powered by foot or hand movements.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global battery-powered breast pumps market to grow at a CAGR of 8.73% during the period 2017-2021.
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The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global battery-powered breast pumps market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers retail sales of battery-powered breast pumps in the market.
The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Battery-powered Breast Pumps Market 2017-2021
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global battery-powered breast pumps market: Ameda, Medela, Philips Avent, and Pigeon.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Hygeia Health, NUK USA, Nuby, and Spectra Baby USA.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is rising adoption of online retail. The increased penetration of internet is changing the purchase patterns of consumers for nearly all healthcare and retail products, including various accessories like breast pumps. In recent years, various types of breast pumps have been made available on e-commerce websites, as well as in the proprietary websites of the sellers.”
According to the report, one driver in the market is growing awareness about breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is one of the most critical and vital aspects of care. It is recommended that infants be breastfed for at least six months from birth. As per the lactation specialists, the mother's milk is one of the most vital sources of antibodies, antioxidants, proteins, and a complete nutritional mix, which helps the baby to get a healthy and disease-free life. Various childhood illnesses, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, ear infection, asthma, weak bone, malnutrition, and other diseases caused due to weak immune system, can be easily prevented by breastfeeding new born babies.
Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is availability of substitutes. Breast milk is the most recommended food for newborn baby, until the age of six months, owing to the health benefits of breast milk. The nurturing and growth developing factors, such as essential enzymes, antibodies, and antioxidants, present in the breast milk are highly necessary for the improvement in mental health and physical health of the baby. Various organizations such as American Medical Association (AMA), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and World Health Organization (WHO) are actively engaged to create awareness about breastfeeding in lactating women.
Ameda, Medela, Philips Avent, Pigeon, Hygeia Health, NUK USA, Nuby, and Spectra Baby USA.