On Sept. 27, a multidisciplinary group of BWH staff joined Brigham Health President Betsy Nabel, MD, to celebrate the Brigham’s first Mamava lactation suite. Offering a safe, private and convenient space for nursing mothers to breastfeed and pump breast milk, the modern suite is a self-contained unit equipped with a hospital-grade breast pump. It is located in the waiting area of the Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women and Newborns, adjacent to the security desk on the Ground Pike. It is the first of its kind at a Boston hospital and is available to patients, their families, visitors and staff.
The 4-by-8-foot suite is wheelchair accessible and has two comfortable benches, a fold-down table, power outlets and a lockable door. It is meant for individual use and has room to accommodate mothers with babies and other children, as well as personal property. Nursing moms can locate and unlock the pod the Mamava app.