Mamava Monday: Mompreneur Amy Jackson

Have breast pump while traveling: mama Amy Jackson shares her 3 must-haves for breastfeeding mamas on the go. 
 
 
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Get Down With Your Let-Down: The Ultimate Breast Pumping Playlist To Let It Flow

Moms might be the busiest people around. And for breastfeeding mamas, this means pumping at work or on the go. Making time to pump on a schedule and finding the right place to plug in are both challenging. But another challenge is getting your mind and body into the right space for let-down when you’re away from your baby. We created a playlist, “Sounds For Let-Down,” to help cue the let-down reflex so you can get down with your pumping (and move on to the other things you need to cross off your list).  Our sounds are designed to be as short as you need or as long as you want so you can enjoy a mini-spa anywhere, anytime. And best of all? The playlist lives on our Mamava app and fits in your pocket.  

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Mamava + Zappos = The Breast Customer Service Around

Atlanta International Airport is the world's busiest airport with more than 275,000 people passing through every day. But thanks to a partnership with Zappos, it's now one of the best airports for traveling mamas who need private spaces to pump or breastfeed an easily distracted baby.

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Eat To Win: A Super Bowl Strategy For Breastfeeding Moms 

The Super Bowl may be about football, but it’s also about food. Every year fans plan their victory menus and compare wing recipes. If you’re a breastfeeding mama, however, the stakes can feel even higher when it comes to knowing what to eat and whether to imbibe. Can you dig into your friend’s famous game-day chili and seven-layer dip? Can you enjoy that chilled adult beverage? We’ve sourced the answers for you so you can enjoy the game with the best of them.

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Breastfeeding Sports Fans, Your Voice Matters

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Breastfeeding is natural, but it's also complicated. From the physical realities of engorgement, let-down, and latch, to the logistical components of packing a breast pump, taking time to express, and finding a private space to pump, breastfeeding is hard work. And it's especially hard for mamas who want to take in a game and can't find appropriate lactation accommodations. It's not suprising that lactation accommodations aren't plentiful in public buildings and spaces when breastfeeding is not normalized, but that doesn't mean breast pumping and breastfeeding mamas need to settle. Public spaces need to consider everybody's needs. And so mamas, this is your time to speak up and now is your opportunity to change the status quo.

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

Women make up 45% of all NFL fans, 30% of NBA fans, and 30% of MLB fans. And what do 62% of all sports fans have in common?  Children.  For stadiums committed to being truly inclusive, they need to ensure a hospitable environment that meets the needs of all their guests. 

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First Person: Schools Don't Cut It For Breastfeeding Teachers

Imagine planning a day for 120 guests who run the gamut from enthusiastic to panicked to apathetic. Now imagine you don’t have any time or flexibility to step out for a coffee, or even use the restroom in the middle of the day. This was my life as a middle school English teacher.  

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3 Facts About Your Breastfeeding Rights

 

It may be the 21st century but there's still a lot of confusion, misunderstanding, and stigma around breastfeeding in public. Yeah, we don't get it either. But we do get that when you're a busy mama on the go, you don't have extra time to read up on your breastfeeding rights.

But trust us, you have rights. So we've put together a quick cheat-sheet to save you time so you can get back to what matters most, like breastfeeding your baby or finding a clean and quiet place to plug in your breast pump. 

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Conferences Can Suck For Breastfeeding Moms

 

Breastfeeding moms on the go have a tough time finding clean and private accommodations to plug in and pump milk. I experienced this first hand when I was a breastfeeding mother away from my baby. As if carrying a heavy bag with pump and supplies as I walked miles around the tradeshow wasn't difficult enough, often my only option for a private space to pump was the restroom –no place to be making food for a new born. 

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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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