The Breastfeeding Mom's Guide to the FAM Act


Traveling when you're a breastfeeding mom can be a challenge, especially when you need to find a private space to pump. But thanks to the FAA reauthorization Act of 2018, life is going to get easier. The new bi-partisan bill includes provisions from the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act (written by Senator Tammy Duckworth in 2015) and requires lactation spaces in airports. So say good bye to pumping in bathrooms!  

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Mamava's Got a Brand New App

Mamava is super “app-y” to share our great news! We’ve launched a whole new Mamava App that makes pumping and breastfeeding on-the-go easier. 

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Breastfeeding In Public

Women have been breastfeeding for as long as they’ve been having babies. So it’s pretty surprising that, in many parts of the world, breastfeeding in public is considered a shameful act, and even illegal. And perhaps even more surprising is that, in the United States, breastfeeding in public wasn’t protected by law until 2018, when both Utah and Idaho (finally) updated their laws.  Wha??? Seriously. True story.

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Mamava Mama: Heather Bahorich

As a work-from-home breastfeeding mom whose job requires frequent travel, Heather Bahorich has developed a suite of on-the-road strategies--from navigating TSA lines to keeping milk cold in hotel refrigerators.

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The 10 Best Airports for Breastfeeding Moms

Airports are often ranked on customer service, on-time arrival rates, and their overall amenities. But when you’re breastfeeding, what you really need is a place where you can put down your bags and pump or nurse.

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Mamava Mama: Porsche Sheffield

Porsche Sheffield is a mama of four, a wife, and a police officer. It's definitely a challenge juggling family life with work life. But the hardest thing she's had to do on her breastfeeding journey? "Pump while I'm on duty."

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First...and 10 Football Terms Every Breastfeeding Mama Should Know

We, at Mamava, love football. (We also super love the Minnesota Vikings, the Indianapolis Colts, the Denver Broncos, and the San Francisco 49ers, because they all support their breastfeeding fans with Mamava pods.) Football and breastfeeding have more in common than just the “football hold”—that nursing position where you tuck baby under your arm. First, they share a lot of fans (45% of NFL fans are women). And to celebrate the start of the regular season, we’re flexing football’s lexicon to fit off-the-field interests: feeding that kid, from the breast.

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Mamava Mama: Carlisa Thomas

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Ten years ago Carlisa Thomas was a new mom who didn't know anything about breastfeeding. But today, after five kids and one powerful mama group, Carlisa is a confident breastfeeding mama who wants to help other moms. 

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5 Things This Breastfeeding Expert Wants You to Know

Nobody is born knowing how to breastfeed a baby—that’s why it’s great to have a community of other mamas and lactation pros to show you the ropes and help you troubleshoot when the flowing gets tough. At Mamava, lactation consultant and birth doula Sally MacFadyen has superstar status, having helped over half the moms who work here successfully nurse their babies. So stop the midnight Googling and feel more confident with these top tips from Mamava’s favorite “boob whisperer.”

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What Working Breastfeeding Mothers Need

For women who work, breastfeeding almost always means pumping. And pumping at work can really suck.  

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