Sisterhood of Support: Breastfeeding Moms Leave Encouraging Notes in Lactation Rooms

“Even if it’s just a little bit or you produce a river, just know you’re doing a hell of a job.”
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By Stephanie Grassullo, Contributing Writer
Published December 18, 2018

Pumping on the go is many things, none the least of which is easy. And the lucky few who get to experience what it’s like to breastfeed their little one or pump while in transit will likely have some war stories to share. Which is why the Mamava movement is the coolest thing to happen since sliced bread.

If you’re gearing up for travels soon, be sure to research your airport and find out where and how well-supplied each of its lactation rooms are. If you stumble into a state-of-the-art Mamava lactation pod, you may just find yourself a sweet surprise.

Mamas nationwide have been stopping in for a pumping sesh, and leaving notes of encouragement to support their fellow moms on the go.

“Thank you Mamava for having pumping pods in the Hartsfield-Jackson AIA airport for us mamas to use when traveling,” one woman says. “The mirror with encouraging notes and affirmations was seriously an uplifting moment for me, and a gentle reminder that I am doing the best I can for my nugget.”

Others have shared the same sentiments, and have also taken to social media to send a virtual high five.

In addition to the empowering pods, Mamava also has an app so you can seamlessly search for a lactation room while you are out and about. You can leave behind digital notes for the next mama up, as well share, rate, review and add photos of your favorite places to breastfeed and pump on the go.

Want to know what the lactation room situation is looking like for your next jet-setting trip? Check out which airports rank the highest when it comes to breastfeeding-friendly facilities so you can prepare yourself for what’s to come.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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