Katherine Hornbostel featured on WTAE for her breastfeeding device
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.