Plenty of modern motherhood paraphernalia was made to be seen—think breastfeeding pillows that seamlessly blend into living room decor or diaper bags that look like stylish purses. The breast pump though, usually isn't on that list.
It's traditionally been used in the privacy of our homes and hotel rooms in the best case scenarios, and in storage closets and restrooms in the worst circumstances. For a product that is very often used by mothers because they need to be in public spaces (like work and school), the breast pump lives a very private life.
Thankfully, some high profile moms are changing that by posting their pump pics on Instagram. These influential mamas aren't gonna hide while they pump, and may change the way the world (and product designers) see this necessary accessory.
Co-founder of Tone It Up, Katrina Scott, recently shared a moment inspired by another celebrity mama, Chrissy Teigen. Back in June 2018, Teigen's husband John Legend posted a photo of Teigen using a breast pump in the car on the way to dinner. Eight months later Scott showed the world just how normal that social media moment was, posting her own in-car pump pic after her husband Brain took a selfie reminiscent of Legend's.
"[M]om life in full force," Scott captioned the pic.
We're thankful to these women for showing that breast pumps belong in public and in our Instagram feeds.
[This post was originally published on May 31, 2018, but has been updated to include a recent Instagram posts.]