The Chicago Bears just scored a major touchdown with moms: now nursing moms visiting Soldier Field can use a new breastfeeding station at the home of the Chicago Bears.

In partnership with Advocate Heath Care, the Chicago Bears have just unveiled the Mamava Lactation Suite for nursing Mama Bears. The newly opened pod, dubbed the Mama Bear Den, offers moms watching a game and their babies a private, quiet place to nurse or pump. “It’s also a great option for moms who may be at the stadium without her nursing infant and need to pump,” said Susan Freund, an Advocate nurse and international board-certified lactation consultant.

Moms visiting Soldier Field are welcome to nurse anywhere in the stadium that they feel comfortable, but the new lactation suite offers moms and infants that need a quiet space to nurse (or those who want to get out of the cold or rain) the perfect spot.

Mamava pods have been popping up in airports, businesses and even at zoos across the country. If you’re wondering where else you can find a Mamava pod near you, check out the app that helps you find one of the more than 500 lactation suite locations nearest you.

“We’re thrilled to support breastfeeding mamas at Soldier Field,” said Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Mamava, the mom-run company that designs these chic and necessary lactation suites. “We believe that all mamas deserve a clean, comfortable and dignified place to use a breast pump or breastfeed distraction-free—anywhere, anytime. Mamava pods provide flexibility for facilities and easy access for moms.”

—Shahrzad Warkentin

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All photos: Courtesy Mamava/ Featured photo: Jim Larrison via Flickr

 

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