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‘Nursing pods’ have now been installed at one of the world’s busiest airports – allowing mothers to breastfeed in private and comfort.

Located in Atlanta, the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has introduced the Mamava pods to help mothers with breastfeeding babes.  The pods themselves feature seating, fold-down table and a power supply for the mother’s that use them.  

Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram

There is also a digital tablet inside the unit which streams content suitable for mothers and their children while they feed.

Four of the pods are now in use around the airport, where previously only public restrooms offered nursing mothers any privacy.  The airport is also looking to increase the number available in the near future.

Image source: Instagram
Image source: Instagram/mamava

In a recent interview with MailOnline, Director of Policy and Communications at the airport explained:

‘We’ve been listening to our customers over the years, and there’s a real demand for these.  It took a little while to get here, but we’ve heard a lot of good things so far.’

 

The Mamava pods can be found in across the USA in grocery stores, college campuses, federal agencies, sports arenas and malls since they were launched in 2013.  Income can be generated from the pods via advertising, which assists with their upkeep.


Image source: Instagram/mamava

 

  • that is a great idea and privacy! yes! not a toilet, yes!

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  • What a wonderful idea. At times it can be difficult to find a private place to breast feed.

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  • Why can’t they have parent rooms like most places?? I’d get too claustrophobic so definitely wouldn’t use these

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  • SO what will these nursing mothers do when they are on board the flights? I can tell you, from personal experience, breastfeeding a baby when you are travelling alone and you are seated next to a male passenger, does make you feel uncomfortable.

    On a full plane, no one likes being seated next to the momma/bubba combo!

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  • What a fantastic idea – I would definitely use these!!

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  • Hm. A good idea, but there are some locations where something like this could be unsafe.

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  • These look like a good idea for those that want to use them. I hope they don’t get used by people for other activities.

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  • I wonder where the ventilation is . It obviously isn’t the door.

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  • Certainly a good idea. I am not afraid to breastfeed in public… Unfortunately in this day and age so many people get offended by something so natural. These pods allow mothers to be comfortable.

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  • Not for me… I am way too claustrophobic!

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  • gosh, they look claustrophobic to me!

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  • This would have come really handy when I was nursing my little ones. Great idea.

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  • They have been listening to what customers – men? people who don’t like mothers breastfeeding in public places? As a mum who has done several flights a month with a baby for over a year, I like breastfeeding in the presence of others travelling with me, including children. I hope these pods don’t make mums who choose not to use them the subject of criticism by others.

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  • I love the idea. I breastfed my daughter but I never liked much doing it in public. This would be a great help for a lot of mums!!

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