Restful Pump, a company based in Pembroke, Massachusetts, has developed a prototype for the first-to-market forward-leaning ergonomic lactation system. The Restful Pump Chair is a Class I Medical Device that allows women to rest, sleep, or multitask in a supportive hands-free position while they use any breast pump.
These units offer comfort, convenience, and productivity while possibly reducing breast tissue complications and increasing pumping durations. With a doctor's prescription, this product aims to be as medically necessary as a breast pump in the postpartum period. Users can also nurse their babies while sitting on the chair rather than leaning forward.
"The Restful Pump Chair can help postpartum breast pumping mothers manage fatigue, sleep deprivation, breast pumping positioning, milk supply issues, pain, and/or breast tissue complications. This device can also be beneficial in times of formula shortages. Additionally, we are addressing multitasking efficiency while pumping for women returning to employment. New parents can become consumed with a newborn however, breast pumping remains a chore every four to five hours, 24 hours a day," said Micolene Boddie PT, CSCS and founder of Restful Pump.
Restful Pump is preparing for the design transfer to continue with medical device engineering to its third-party ISO13485 Quality Management Medical Device Engineering Facility in Massachusetts. Medical device manufacturing is soon to follow. It is the company's goal to become cash flow positive in year two.