Fans are moms too, and they need your full support.
More and more women are self-identifying as sports fans and they're buying game tickets, following scores, and sharing stats on social media. And many of these women are new moms who need a dedicated lactation space. Make your arena, ballpark or stadium provides a comfortable experience for all of your guests. Here are 7 things to consider when it comes to creating a lactation room.
Assess Need and Space
- Number of female guests and employees
- Current accommodations
- Size of the facility (What distance will moms have to travel?)
- Available square footage
- Accessibility needs (ADA)
Build Or Buy
Once you understand your need and space capacity, you’ll next have to consider whether to build out a new room (neither a First Aid Station nor a bathroom are appropriate spaces) or buy a portable lactation pod. Space and time are limited resources, so you’ll also want to ensure that you’re providing cost-effective accommodations with minimal disruption to the schedule and the guest environment. To help with your decision, here’s a side-by-side comparison: