So you've been tasked with providing your lactating employees a space to pump or breastfeed privately. No problem - with the integration of a few key features into a private space, we'll help you solve the matter in no time.
As you consider how to design for a lactating employee, think about a space that instills relaxation and calm. As milk let-down is both a physiological and emotional experience, it's important to incorporate sensory experiences that help her feel calm, secure, and cared for.
Must have design elements:
- a lockable door to ensure no walk-ins
- a comfortable seat
- a clean and easy-to-clean environment
- outlets conveniently located to charge pumps, computers and cell phones
- a mirror (essential to readjust clothing post pump or feeding)
- calming color tones and/or artwork
- a fan or white noise machine
Curious to learn how our Mamava lactation suites accommodates these needs? Check out our Capabilities Statement.
Nice to have design elements:
- a sink for cleaning pump parts and milk
- a refrigerator (so moms needn't keep their breast milk in the staff fridge)
- a tea pot and lactation tea
- a window for natural light (with a curtain for privacy)
- a note board to pin images and/or leave notes for other moms
- a speaker to play soft music
- a stock of essentials: wipes, nipple cream, extra pump parts
- Mamava's guided lactation meditation
Whether you decide to buy a Mamava suite or build a well designed room, both will ultimately meet the goal of supporting our breastfeeding mamas.
Other useful resources as you begin to navigate lactation solutions: