Nicklaus Children’s Hospital now features three Mamava lactation pods at its main campus near Coral Gables. The pods provide breastfeeding mothers with a private, clean, and comfortable space to pump or nurse their babies. The pods were funded through iGIVE, the employee-giving fund of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.
Mamava pods are powered by a smart technology system that enables easy location sharing, autonomous access, and remote monitoring through use of the free Mamava app available for iOS and Android. Designed specifically for pumping and breastfeeding, these pods feature easy-to-clean surfaces, comfortable benches and a locking door.
- Emergency Department waiting room
- Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion lobby
- Location adjoining the Central Building lobby
Employee Lactation Rooms
The funds from our employee giving program iGIVE have also provided lactation rooms for our employees. They are now available to breast-feeding parents on the main campus.
Leaders in Lactation
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) and International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) have recognized Nicklaus Children’s Hospital for excellence in lactation care. Nicklaus Children’s received the IBCLC Care Award in recognition of its commitment to staffing the hospital with professionals who hold the prestigious International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® (IBCLC®) certification and providing a lactation program for breastfeeding families.
Mamava, the leading expert in lactation space design, is dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding in the United States by providing flexible lactation space solutions designed to meet the needs of breastfeeding families. Mamava pods are linked into a proprietary smart technology system that empowers easy wayfinding and autonomous access. Parents can open them with Mamava’s free app (available for iOS and Android). The app also allows moms to see availability of pods, opt into vacancy alerts, adjust interior lighting and airflow, and leave digital notes of support for the next person. Best of all, the app helps breastfeeding people find thousands of (Mamava-vetted) places to pump on the go—not just Mamava pods, and never a bathroom. To learn more, visit Mamava and follow on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Additional B-roll and imagery available upon request.