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 was criticized online for using the #pumpanddump hashtag, but when Prinsloo shared this pic of her Coachella 2018 pump session she was doing something that so many moms aren't getting enough of: Quality time with her partner (in her case, Adam Levine) away from the kids.
Fast-forward a year and her girls, Gio Grace and Dusty Rose are 1 and 2-years-old, and Prinsloo says she may not be done with babies just yet.
"It's not out of the question," Prinsloo told People in March 2019. "I grew up an only child, so I always wanted a big family."
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.]