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Nursing pods for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Int’l Airport

Slowly, but surely, airports around the country are catching on to the fact that nursing mothers in transit need a clean, safe place to breastfeed their babies or pump milk, and that bathroom stalls or mop closets aren’t the answer.

A better alternative: the increasing number of nursing rooms that are popping up at airports, and the standalone lactation pods made by Vermont-based Mamava, which are now at about three dozen airports.

Now, just in time for “DontCryoverSpilledMilk” Day – February 11 – Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is getting six Mamva nursing pods.

Like other airport-installed nursing pods, the Zappos-sponsored Mamava suites at ATL will have locking doors, AC and USB power, a fold down table and two benches.  ATL’s pods, though, are introducing a few new amenities, including lactation pad dispensers, cleaning wipes and trash cans, happiness quotes, and special soundtracks designed to get the milk flowing. “Think ocean waves, baby giggles, etc,” says Mamava.

See more information about the pods and the Zappos partnership on Mamava’s “Pumpcast.”

ATL’s Mamava nursing pods will be hard to miss: just look for the giant babies.

 

 

More airport pods for nursing moms

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Nursing pods land at JFK’s JetBlue T5. Courtesy Mamava

Breastfeeding moms on the move have some new options for nursing their baby or pumping milk at JFK International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Newark-Liberty International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.

In the New York area, Mamava nursing pods (seen above) are now located at JFK in JetBlue T5 (Gate 12), at Newark’ Terminal B (near Gate 60) and at LaGuardia Terminal B (Concourse A).

At the Philadelphia International Airport, breastfeeding moms will also now get 30-minutes of free access to the private rooms at Minute Suites, the micro-hotel located inside the airport between Terminals A & B, reports Philly.com. After the first 30 minutes, the charge will be $14 for an additional half hour.

For more on the trend of airports offering spaces for breastfeeding moms, see my column on USA TODAY