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Breastfeeding Pods

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today atMilwaukee’s General Mitchell International Airport to celebrate the installation of three self-contained breastfeeding and pumping stations, or lactation suites, for nursing moms.

“While we’re a very family-friendly airport, we saw an increasing need to accommodate traveling moms who are nursing or who need to pump to keep on a schedule,” said MKE spokeswoman Pat Rowe. “This is a product that is specifically designed for that purpose and we see it as an investment in an amenity that fulfills an important need for traveling moms,” she said.

One free-standing, pod-shaped lactation suite will be located pre-security at MKE; the other two will be located post-security. The units, byBurlington, Vt.-based Mamava have comfortable seating, electrical outlets and a fold-down table and will be available free of charge.

“A mom can let herself in, lock the door, nurse or pump in private and let herself out,” said Rowe.

What do you think of the new Breastfeeding pods? do you think they are a good idea?

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