How does one balance the need to breastfeed/express in public whilst not making others uncomfortable?
Students of Ngee Ann Polytechnic came up with various design ideas, of which we picked three of our favourites to share:
1. Netted scarf-loop: Fastest to market
Just sew a couple of nettings into a typical scarf to hold the pump and power supply for easy-on-the-go. The cheapest and fastest to market product we’ve seen among the ideas.
2. Egg: The inflatable curved wall that cocoons the nursing mum
This device, which is inflated by an air pump, can be placed against any wall to provide an opaque barrier for the nursing mum. Lightweight and easy to inflate/deflate are cool factors in its favour.
3. Hexashield: Modular design and portability for the mum on the go
Our favourite part about the Hexashield is that not only is it simple to set up, it comes with mini hexagonal modules incorporating various functionalities as a power plug, seat, table and more.
The multiplicity of functions that could be derived from this modular design will be good opportunities for innovation.
4. Breastfeed-vacy: Expressing on-the-go with no hands
Mums needing to express on long journeys will like this innovation which allows them to express anywhere, anytime, while freeing up their hands to manage other tasks.
Which of these designs is your favourite? Share your thoughts with us at [email protected]
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