The global market for Breast Pumps is forecast to reach US$1.2 billion by 2024, driven by the growing number of women in the workforce, growing awareness over the importance of breastfeeding, rise in sensitive parenting and a parallel focus shed on providing breast milk for babies even during the absence of their mothers from home. The growing trend of delayed parenthood until later in life after gaining financial security will continue to exert a positive influence on the market in the form of increased ability to spend on premium baby products. Interestingly, rising pregnancy risk factors commensurate with increasing maternal age is resulting in higher incidence of premature births and babies too young to suckle at the breast, creating a need for expressing breast milk. The market is also expected to richly benefit from technology advancements that offer a comfortable, convenient and discreet pumping experience for nursing mothers in a manner that reduces the need for private space. Other major factors shaping growth include spread of certified lactation consultant practice supported by rising awareness and the ensuing encouragement offered to the practice of pumping breastmilk; development of wireless smart breast pumps designed to be painless, hands-free, tubeless and noiseless; rise in breastfeeding and nursing difficulties among young mothers such as those posed by flat or inverted nipples; developments in rechargeable battery technologies and the ensuing popularity of portable & discreet battery powered breast pumps; smart innovations in the form of breast pumps capable of tracking milk quantity and pumps with barrier systems to prevent milk contamination; growing trend of donating extra milk to mothers’ milk banks; and growing popularity of double pumping for better production of milk with higher caloric value. The United States and Europe represent large markets worldwide. Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 10.5% over the analysis period led by factors such as rising birth rates in emerging Asian countries; rising standards of living; improving disposable income and greater propensity to spend on child care; strong government focus on reducing infant mortality and increasing health outcomes through breastfeeding campaigns; growing awareness over the importance of breast milk among young educated mothers; changing workplace policies and cultural perceptions that encourage pumping of breast milk at work among the large base of working mothers; and the rise of human milk banks that collect, screen and pasteurize donor mothers’ milk.  

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Company and Industry News & Stories
  • Lansinoh Completes the Acquisition of Primo-Lacto® Kit in a Move to Fully Address the Needs of All Breastfeeding Mothers and their Babies
  • Ameda Introduces Finesse Personal Breast Pump Inspired by Hospital Technology Designed for Moms at Home, at Work or On-The-Go
  • Elvie Introduces a Silent Wearable Breast Pump that Fits into a Standard Nursing Bra for Offering More Freedom and Mobility

Outlook in Key Market Segments
  • Through 2024, Battery Powered breast pumps will remain the largest market, followed by Electric Powered breast pumps.
  • Electric Powered breast pumps are projected to witness the fastest growth driven by feature innovations supported by technological sophistications.

Product Definition & Scope
  • Breast pumps are mechanical devices that are used to draw milk from the breast of a lactating woman, through the suction mechanism, primarily for the purpose of storage and use at a later stage for feeding the baby. Breast pumps come to use when direct feeding of the infant is not practical due to reasons such as medical complications, birth prematurity and logistical reasons (mother being away from a child for a longer time during a day because of work) among other reasons. Breast pumps are also used to stimulate lactation and relieve engorgement of breasts.

Timeline for Analysis
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts for 2016-2024
  • Historic Review 2011-2015

Geographic Markets Analyzed
  • US, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific , Middle East & Africa and Latin America

Market Segmentation & Classification
  • Product Segmets:
    • Manual, Battery Powered and Electric Powered

Major Players
  • Ameda Breastfeeding Solutions
  • Bailey Medical Engineering
  • Handi-Craft Company
  • Hygeia Medical Group
  • Medela LLC
  • Pigeon Corp.
  • TOMY Company Ltd.

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