|Fastest Growing Market:||Asia Pacific|
|Largest Market:||North America|
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The breast pumps market was valued at USD 924.39 million in 2020, and it is expected to reach USD 1,513.51 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 8.61% during the forecast period, 2021-2026.
A 2020 research study by Lars Bode on breast milk from COVID-19 infected women indicated that transmission from the mother to the infant via human milk is unlikely. Moreover, studies confirmed that breast milk is safe and still the best way to give babies the nutrients and immune boost they need to thrive. This indicates there was no negative impact on the market as mothers continued to provide milk to babies even during the pandemic. Adding to that, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provided information on how to properly clean and sanitize breast pumps during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The major factors driving the market growth include increasing global women employment rates, improving healthcare infrastructure in emerging economies, and government initiatives in support of employed mothers.
According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), there has been visual progress in terms of employment opportunities and gender equality in the past 20 years. ILO initiated the 2030 UN agenda, which announces that the genders of youth and disabled population are likely to have equal pay without discrimination to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, for achieving productive employment, gender equality, and economic development.
In addition, according to World Employment, women’s labor force participation rate at the global level was around 48.5% in 2018, which was 26.5% less compared to that of the employment rate of men. The global unemployment rate for women is 0.8% higher than men.
As per the World Health Organization (WHO), the perfect food for babies is mother’s milk. Many working mothers are opting for breast pumps to pump milk and feed their babies when they are away for work. Breast pumps ease the pumping of the milk and save a lot of time. Hence, owing to the aforementioned factors, the market is expected to witness growth over the forecast period.
Scope of the Report
As per scope of the report, breast pumps are used by lactating women to extract milk from their breasts. There are lot of advantages of feeding the mother’s milk to infants, as breast milk contains important antibodies by which the baby can develop a strong immune system, thereby decreasing the chances of being diseased. Breast pumps help in boosting the supply of milk and help working mothers store the milk for the infant. The breast pumps market is segmented by product (open system breast pump and closed system breast pump), technology (manual breast pump, battery powered breast pump, and electric breast pump), application (personal use and hospital grade), and geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East and Africa, and South America). The report offers the value (in USD million) for the above segments.
|Open System Breast Pump|
|Closed System Breast Pump|
|Manual Breast Pump|
|Battery Powered Breast Pump|
|Electric Breast Pump|
Key Market Trends
The Closed System Breast Pumps Segment is Expected to Hold a Significant Market Share Over the Forecast Period
It has been observed that open breast pumps are comparatively less hygienic than closed breast pumps, and they registered high usage rates as these systems are relatively more hygienic and contamination-free.
The COVID-19 virus can persist on surfaces like metal, glass, or plastic for up to three days, but the transmission of the virus can be prevented with cleaning and use of disinfectants. Moreover, closed breast pumps are more hygienic than open breast pumps. This indicates that closed breast pumps are expected to register a rise in demand during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Closed system breast pumps provide a barrier between a collection kit and motor, which prevents contamination of the collected milk. The barrier also ensures that milk particles do not enter the pump tubing or motor, thereby preventing contamination and maintaining sterility.
According to a research article by Mi Kyung Lee et al., published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health January 2020, approximately 800,000 lives could be saved by improving breastfeeding rates and duration. In Asia, an estimated 300,000–350,000 child deaths could be prevented with optimal breastfeeding, and the majority would be under 12 months of age.
According to the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), the closed breast pump provides more hygienic milk collection mechanism as it is not exposed to air at all, while the open system does not have a barrier between the milk collection kit and the pumping unit, presenting a possible risk of milk contamination from impurities such as bacteria, smoke, and dust in the air and sometimes mold. According to the Centre for Economic and Political Research, in Europe, the battery-powered breast pumps segment is dominating the market because of their portability.
Closed system breast pumps provide better safety for the child’s health, ensure maximum removal of impurities, and are easy to clean. The introduction of portable instruments such as Ameda HygieniKit by Ameda is expected to drive the market growth over the forecast period.
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North America is Expected to Hold a Major Market Share Over the Forecast Period
The major factors driving the market growth include the high market penetration of breast pumps in the United States on account of high women employment rates, high healthcare expenditure, and well-established healthcare infrastructure.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and medical experts, breast milk has important immune-boosting benefits for both fighting short-term infections and improving long-lasting health. In addition, research studies suggested that breastfeeding mothers who have had COVID-19 have antibodies in their breast milk that may help pass immunity to their babies. This indicates that even during COVID-19, there was no interruption in breastfeeding by mothers, which shows a positive impact on the market.
Furthermore, under the Affordable Care Act, a working mother is entitled to take breaks during work hours to express breast milk for her baby. In addition, the presence of laws such as allowing public breastfeeding for protecting women and promoting infant health is anticipated to increase awareness about the benefits of breastfeeding and subsequently drive the market growth.
As per WHO, breastfeeding is highly beneficial to infants and mothers. The government of the United States initiated many awareness policies, like Healthy People 2010, to encourage breastfeeding. The US Department of Labor has stated that about 70% of the mothers with children are full-time employees, as of 2017.
Many working mothers prefer to express their milk with the breast pump and store it for the baby while they are at work. Electric and automated breast pumps have made the process of pumping really simple and less time-consuming. They are available at affordable prices for most working women in the United States. Hence, with the increasing awareness about the benefits of breast milk, the market is expected to grow in the United States.
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The breast pumps market is moderately fragmented and competitive and consists of both local and international players. With the rising adoption of breast pumps, global players such as Philips are also coming up with these products, and it is expected that in the future, a number of well-known and bigger companies will penetrate the market. Some of the key market players include Ameda AG, Bailey Medical, Babybelle, Koninklijke Philips NV, Medela AG, Ardo Medical Inc., Beldico, Linco Baby Merchandise Work's Co. Ltd, Freemie, Willow, and Pigeon Corporation.
In November 2020, Medela and Aeroflow Breastpumps launched a dream at-home breastfeeding and pump room makeover opportunity for mothers across the United States.
In September 2020, Willow, introducing a new, wearable breast pump for women, raised USD 55 million to expand its product line to more offerings for new mothers.
Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.2.1 Increasing Global Women Employment Rates
4.2.2 Improving Healthcare Infrastructure in Emerging Economies
4.2.3 Government Initiatives in Support of Employed Mothers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.3.1 High Prices of Breast Pumps
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers
4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1 By Product
5.1.1 Open System Breast Pump
5.1.2 Closed System Breast Pump
5.2 By Technology
5.2.1 Manual Breast Pump
5.2.2 Battery Powered Breast Pump
5.2.3 Electric Breast Pump
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Personal Use
5.3.2 Hospital Grade
5.4.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United States (By Product, Technology, and Application)
22.214.171.124 Canada (By Product, Technology, and Application)
126.96.36.199 Mexico (By Product, Technology, and Application)
188.8.131.52 Germany (By Product, Technology, and Application)
184.108.40.206 United Kingdom (By Product, Technology, and Application)
220.127.116.11 France (By Product, Technology, and Application)
18.104.22.168 Italy (By Product, Technology, and Application)
22.214.171.124 Spain (By Product, Technology, and Application)
126.96.36.199 Rest of Europe (By Product, Technology, and Application)
188.8.131.52 China (By Product, Technology, and Application)
184.108.40.206 Japan (By Product, Technology, and Application)
220.127.116.11 India (By Product, Technology, and Application)
18.104.22.168 Australia (By Product, Technology, and Application)
22.214.171.124 South Korea (By Product, Technology, and Application)
126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific (By Product, Technology, and Application)
5.4.4 Middle-East and Africa
188.8.131.52 GCC (By Product, Technology, and Application)
184.108.40.206 South Africa (By Product, Technology, and Application)
220.127.116.11 Rest of Middle-East and Africa (By Product, Technology, and Application)
5.4.5 South America
18.104.22.168 Brazil (By Product, Technology, and Application)
22.214.171.124 Argentina (By Product, Technology, and Application)
126.96.36.199 Rest of South America (By Product, Technology, and Application)
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
*List Not Exhaustive
6.1 Company Profiles
6.1.1 Ameda AG
6.1.2 Ardo Medical Inc.
6.1.4 Bailey Medical
6.1.6 Linco Baby Merchandise Work's Co. Ltd
6.1.8 Medela AG
6.1.9 Koninklijke Philips NV
6.1.11 Pigeon Corporation (Lansinoh Laboratories Inc.)
6.1.12 Hygeia Medical Group
6.1.13 Mayborn Group
6.1.14 Acewin Co. Ltd
6.1.15 Albert Hohlkorper GmbH & Co. Kg
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the study period of this market?
The Global Breast Pumps Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.
What is the growth rate of Global Breast Pumps Market?
The Global Breast Pumps Market is growing at a CAGR of 8.61% over the next 5 years.
What is Global Breast Pumps Market size in 2018?
The Global Breast Pumps Market is valued at 924 Million USD in 2018.
What is Global Breast Pumps Market size in 2026?
The Global Breast Pumps Market is valued at 1513 Million USD in 2026.
Which region has highest growth rate in Global Breast Pumps Market?
Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.
Which region has largest share in Global Breast Pumps Market?
North America holds highest share in 2020.
Who are the key players in Global Breast Pumps Market?
Bailey Medical, Ameda AG, Babybelle, Koninklijke Philips NV, Medela AG are the major companies operating in Global Breast Pumps Market.