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Katherine Hornbostel featured on WTAE for her breastfeeding device

Swanson School professor Katherine Hornbostel was featured on WTAE for her Pump2Baby inventionWatch the video on WTAE's website.


University of Pittsburgh mechanical engineering professor Dr. Katherine Hornbostel developed a device to help other breastfeeding moms after her twin boys struggled to nurse.

"When they came, I put a lot of pressure on myself to nurse them exclusively and to make sure I made enough milk for both of them," Hornbostel said. "That led to a lot of stress and a lot of sleepless nights."

Because her boys weren't latching on very well, she was pumping almost exclusively.

"I was hooked up to a big breast pump, sitting down every two to three hours around the clock, every day, for 30 minutes at a time," Hornbostel said.

A few years later, while a grad student at MIT, Hornbostel invented the Pump to Baby Bottle.

Read the full transcript from WTAE here.

Contact: WTAE