Brooklyn Decker's latest Instagram pic is incredibly relatable.
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.
She's married to an Olympian but Nicole Phelps should get a gold medal for pumping in public. The pump she favors (the Willow) is a much more discreet design that the above pumps (it's also more expensive) and the compact form factor allowed Phelps to just slip it into her dress during a recent charity event.
She caused some controversy online, but she also showed the word that pumping mamas don't belong in the shadows. They belong wherever they want to be.
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 recent Instagram posts.]
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