The Weirdest Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained

Sep 14, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. ET
Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained:
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Breastfeeding can be a tricky beast for many new parents. After all, if this is your first time around, you've likely never used your boobs to nourish another human before — and the process can be somewhat painful, truly frustrating and downright time-consuming (definitely that last one). Add pumping into the mix, and you’re faced with even more potential pitfalls. And while correcting issues with latch, tongue tie or supply can work wonders — as can binge-watching Netflix — there are also plenty of breastfeeding-related gadgets available to help you out. 

All the new products ahead are designed to ease nursing and make life a little easier for those in milk-production mode. But what the heck do all these weird boob gizmos do? Do you actually need any of these pumps and flaps and purple pearl-filled pouches? Well, in our opinion, anything that might provide a little relief during an arduous breastfeeding journey is worth a try. So, from charcoal-infused nursing tanks to a Wi-Fi-enabled pump to a milk-catching contraption to something that definitely looks like a sex toy, here are all the latest breastfeeding gadgets, demystified.

1 /8: Elvie Wearable Breast Pump

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained:
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1/8 :Elvie Wearable Breast Pump

2 /8: TheraPearl Breast Therapy

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained:
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2/8 :TheraPearl Breast Therapy

3 /8: LaVie Lactation Massager

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: LaVie Lactaction Massager
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3/8 :LaVie Lactation Massager

4 /8: Hands-Free Pumping Bra

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: Hands-Free Pumping Bra
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4/8 :Hands-Free Pumping Bra

5 /8: SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump
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5/8 :SmartPump Double Electric Breast Pump

6 /8: Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Flower Stopper Set

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: Silicone Breast Pump and Silicone Flower Stopper Set
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6/8 :Silicone Breast Pump & Silicone Flower Stopper Set

7 /8: CharcoalFusion Nursing Tank

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: Charcoal Fusion Nursing Tank
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7/8 :CharcoalFusion Nursing Tank

8 /8: Milkies Milk-Saver

Breastfeeding Gadgets, Explained: Milkies Milk-Saver
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8/8 :Milkies Milk-Saver