8 Things To Know Before Building a Lactation Room

You know you need a private place for nursing moms. But now what?

The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to provide a secure and private lactation room for breastfeeding employees who need to breast pump at work. The first thing you'll want to do is to asses the following: 

Pumpcast 9: What Not To Say to Pregnant Women

Wondering what not say to pregnant women? Nikkie and Annie break it down.  

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 9 we return to earlier days where Nikkie and Annie give important advice on what to say to a pregnant woman.  Like how pretty she looks.  

Pumpcast 8: Last Mama Standing

Nikkie flys solo. And plays the mama waiting game.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 8 Nikkie welcomes Annie's new baby, Avery, to the Mamava family. And begins her own final countdown.

Mamava's App For Breastfeeding Moms On The Go

We've just launched an update to our free mobile app that helps breastfeeding mamas on the go find clean and dignified places to pump or nurse.

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Pumpcast 7: Mamava's Mobile App

How to open a pod in the wild. With your phone.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 7 41-week pregnant Annie walks us through how to use Mamava's new mobile app - free for iOS and Android. 

Pumpcast 6: Due Dates and Husband Snacks

Waiting for baby. And not getting hangry.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 6 Nikkie and Annie talk about due dates and waiting. And how to help husbands and partners prepare for the hospital wait.  

Pumpcast 5: The Breast Pump

How many mamas does it take to assemble a breast pump?

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real.

In Episode 5 Nikkie and Annie unpack their new breast pump. And it's complicated.  Why read directions when you can talk baby nipples?

Pumpcast 4: Preparing For Maternity Leave

Planning for maternity leave.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real. 

In Episode 4 Nikkie and Annie prepare for maternity leave. Featuring special canine guest, Biggie Smalls.

Pumpcast 3: Preparing to Pump

Planning to pump.  And how to do it.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real.

In Episode 3 Nikkie and Annie talk through breast pumping and the wonder that is the hands-free pumping bra. And why it's all worth it in the end.

Pumpcast 2: Pregnancy Through The Trimesters

Pregnancy through the trimesters.

Each week Mamava offers a peek into the realities and challenges of two working moms through pregnancy, maternity leave, and beyond.

Real mamas keepin' it real.

In Episode 2 Nikkie and Annie talk about how they've felt throughout the trimesters, from weight gain to gas and lighting crotch.