Whittlestone Breast Expresser (TM)

Whittlestone, Inc.
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UniPulse Whittlestone Breast Expresser (TM) breast milk expressor device.

"The Whittlestone story began in 1967 when Dr Walter Whittlestone, a noted scientist and lactation physiologist from New Zealand, recognized a need for a comfortable and painless alternative to "suction style" breast pumps.

He developed an entirely new device called a "Expresser" which used a gentle massaging action to more naturally express milk from the breast. The Expresser's revolutionary breast cups incorporated ultra-soft liners that gently and rhythmically massaged the breast to stimulate milk flow.

In 1998, a U.S. based research group brought the Expressers to America for examination by selected lactation consultants and biomedical engineers. The Expressers were judged to be vastly superior to any "suction style" breast pump currently available.

Dr Whittlestone's original design has been reengineered in the U.S. to satisfy and surpass the ergonomic requirements of the modern market. Whittlestone, Inc. is now making this revolutionary technology available to mothers around the world."
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Breast expresser device, plastic bottles and tops, express cups, plastic tubing, nylon carrying bag and cardboard packing box
Package box 245 x 415 x 190mm HxWxD
Custom carrying bag 245 x 390 x 190mm HxWxD
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Gift of Whittlestone, Inc.
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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