Lactation Suites in Three New York Airports Provided by Seventh Generation
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“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.