TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee International Airport announced Tuesday that they will be installing freestanding breastfeeding stations for traveling mothers.
The freestanding suite will be created by Mamava, a company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding by making it easier for more women to achieve their breastfeeding goals.
The suite is a self-contained, mobile pod with comfortable benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump and a door that can be locked for privacy.
TLH says the Mamava suite will be located post-security in Concourse A.
“We’re thrilled to support breastfeeding mamas at the Tallahassee International Airport,” said Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Mamava. “We believe that all mamas deserve a clean, comfortable and dignified place to use a breast pump or breastfeed distraction-free—anywhere, anytime.
With the addition, TLH will become one of only seven airport locations in Florida to feature the amenity.
The new suite was provided through a partnership with the Breastfeeding Policy Workgroup, a collaborative that includes Whole Child Leon, Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition, Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, FSU College of Medicine & Public Health Program and the Leon WIC Program, among others.
“Here in Tallahassee, we are proud of the work being done to help further strengthen children and families,” Mayor Andrew Gillum said. “The new nursing suite at Tallahassee International Airport is yet another example of how this government is supporting our families and provides an option for new mothers.”
Mamava suites can be found in numerous airports and businesses throughout the U.S., addressing the need for privacy and cleanliness for breastfeeding moms on the go. For more information, visit www.mamava.com.