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.