Walmart Installing Breastfeeding Pods in 100 stores

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Walmart has announced plans to install Mamava lactation suites into more than 100 stores this year to offer more breastfeeding support to associates and customers.

Mamava lactation suites are freestanding pods that provide a clean, comfortable, and private place for moms to breastfeed or pump. Moms can access the pods through the Mamava app, which guides you to a pod’s location. The app opens the pod and allows moms to customize lighting and airflow, listen to soothing sounds, and leave digital notes of encouragement for other moms. The pods are free to use. Walmart is the first retailer to install Mamava pods in a store setting.

After a successful pilot in three Walmart stores last year, the retailer plans to install a Mamava pod in more than 100 stores across the country by the end of this year and has made plans for more pods in the years to come. See which Walmart stores have a Mamava pod.

If you use a Mamava pod during your next trip to Walmart and love it, you should thank Walmart associate Tennille Webb.

She discovered a Mamava pod while traveling and pushed to bring them to Walmart stores.

“When I discovered and used the Mamava pod that first time, it was a game-changer for me, and I knew it would be a great option that gives my fellow Walmart associates and our customers another choice in their breastfeeding journey,” Webb stated in a press release. “I’m honored to see that my idea has come to reality in our stores. It’s teaching my son how one person can make a big difference.”

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