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Lactation Suites in Three New York Airports Provided by Seventh Generation

Lactation Suites in Three New York Airports Provided by Seventh Generation

Seventh Generation is sponsoring the creation and installment of four pumping and nursing pods by Mamava for mothers in three New York area airports. The pods comfortably fit mom traveling with breast pump and luggage or baby, dad, and siblings.


Seventh Generation, a leading household and baby care company, is sponsoring the creation and installment of four pumping and nursing pods for mothers, manufactured by Mamava, in key New York metropolitan airports. One pod will be in JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK Airport, two pods at Newark Liberty International Airport, and one at LaGuardia. In celebration of Mother’s Day, these pods meet the growing interest of mothers to have the choice of a clean, quiet, and private space to pump breastmilk in busy public locales such as airport terminals.

The pods officially opened May 7 at all three New York area airports. Created by Mamava, a company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding, the self-contained, mobile pods offer comfortable benches, an electrical outlet ,and door that can be fully shut for privacy. The 4-foot by 8-foot pods comfortably fit mom traveling with breast pump and luggage or baby, dad, and siblings. Seventh Generation branding appears on the outside of the majority of pods. 

“We are mom’s champion, and this is about choices for her,” said John Moorhead, associate brand manager at Seventh Generation. “Traveling as a pumping mother or trying to find a quiet place to nurse are both real, everyday challenges and this is an exciting solution. Our partnership with Mamava is a good example of our progressive approach, and we are very proud to work with JetBlue and the Port Authority to deliver a great choice for moms to pump with dignity. It’s a win-win and it’s just the beginning.” 

“Until now women have had to pump milk in the bathroom, or nurse in hectic airport environments,” states Sascha Mayer, founder of Mamava. “We believe that all mamas deserve a safe, clean, and comfortable place to use a breast pump or breastfeed—anywhere, anytime. Mamava pods answer that need and we’re thrilled they will now appear in NY metro area locations where women can easily use them.” 

“The Port Authority regularly surveys our customers to learn how we can better serve their needs, and we’ve received multiple requests for an area specifically for nursing mothers,” said Port Authority aviation director Thomas Bosco. “Our customers are our top priority, and their feedback allows us to make improvements and provide a higher level of service. We appreciate our partnership with private industry to make these nursing areas available to the public.”

“JetBlue is excited to partner with Mamava and Seventh Generation to bring the first private nursing pod to JFK Airport. This lactation suite provides another option for nursing moms who seek more privacy when nursing their little ones while traveling through T5,” said Joanna Geraghty, executive vice president, customer experience, JetBlue Airways. “We currently offer family restrooms at T5, but as a mother, I understand that some moms may like a more private setting when nursing. These nursing pods add humanity to the travel experience and will be available to all travelers as well as crewmembers. This is just one more option for moms on-the-go. “

The pods in all New York area airports will be stationed in key terminals from May 7 through October. The Mamava app for iPhone helps moms find breastfeeding and pumping friendly locations, including every publicly placed Mamava and mama-submitted locations. The Android app will be launching this summer.


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