Did you know that breastfeeding has numerous health benefits – including reducing type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, female cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis? Unfortunately, most breast pumps on the market suck – they’re loud, hard to transport, difficult to clean, and awkward to use in small spaces. Fortunately, MIT is looking to change all that by launching the “Make the Breast Pump Not Suck” Hackathon! The event will follow up on an earlier workshop that sought to “generate ideas for how we could change our machines and our society to make breastfeeding and breast pumping a normal, painless, and not-degrading experience for moms.” The event will convene over 150 parents, engineers, designers, and health care specialists to “catalyze innovation in maternal and pediatric health” – read on to learn more!
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