SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Burlington International Airport is host to a first-in-the-country nursing station where mothers are able to breast-feed their children.
The "Mamava" breast-feeding and pumping station offers security, privacy and a clean, well-lit, easy-to-clean space.
The concept came from Mamava co-founders Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson, who have dealt with the difficulties of trying to breast-feed their babies while traveling for their jobs and their lives.
Cassie Lindsay tells the Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/18pFkmd ) the Mamava would make traveling much easier to be able to plan at the gate because babies don't follow a flight schedule.
Burlington airport Director of Aviation Gene Richards says the airport welcomes women who breast-feed in public, but the Mamava ensures that people who want privacy have that option.
Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com