Build Vs. Buy: Lactation Spaces For Arenas and Stadiums

 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 stand out by ensuring a comfortable experience for all of your guests. Here are 7 things to consider when it comes to creating a lactation room.  


Here Come The Moms: Why Stadiums Need to Support All Fans

Sports are big in the U.S. with almost six out of 10 Americans identifying as a sports fan. If you’re assuming that all of these sports fans are men, think again. In a 2015 Gallup poll, 66% of men reported being a sports fan, but so did 51% of women.  Thanks to Title IX, the second generation of women athletes and fans is now here, and they’re buying tickets, watching games, and sharing scores on social media more than any other time in history. But are sports stadiums ready for them?


Designing the Optimal Military Lactation Room

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.


Lactation Spaces For Military Mothers

Women first joined the U.S. military 100 years ago. Now there are over 200,000 women in active-duty and many are moms. 


Lactation Spaces in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

Debunking Old School Ideas About School Lactation Spaces

Essential considerations for educational leaders, administrators, and facility managers when planning lactation accommodations for breastfeeding employees.

What’s stopping schools, colleges, and universities from providing dedicated lactation spaces for their breastfeeding faculty and staff to pump breast milk? Often the obstacles and effort can seem too big to overcome, when in fact outdated perceptions are actually the biggest barrier.


4 Ways To Make The Workplace Inclusive For Breastfeeding Moms

Inclusivity is an important goal for HR experts in today's workplace. The traditional assumption that white able-bodied men are the "norm" for employees will (hopefully) soon be a relic of a bygone era. Yet too many workplaces are still not supporting breastfeeding women when they go back to work. And now that women make up more than 50% of the workforce, it's time to make room for them. 


Why A Storage Closet Is Not A Lactation Room

Photo: Work. Pump. Repeat.

Becoming a new mom is wonderful and lifechanging. Returning to work as a new mom, however, can be a whole different story. Finding an appropriate place to pump can be a huge source of stress for working breastfeeding moms.  Many workplaces still don't provide moms with private, clean, and comfortable spaces to express milk. So what do moms need when it comes to a place to pump? 


Designing the Optimal Lactation Room

You understand what it takes to be compliant with Federal standards, but what does it take to ensure your lactation room is truly serving its breastfeeding moms? 


Are you in compliance with breastfeeding laws?

(Image courtesy of MI Breastfeeding Organization)

Use this 2 question checklist to find out.

A woman’s right to breastfeed is protected by both state and federal laws.  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) ensures that breastfeeding protections also extend to the workplace.


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 your need and your space.