The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) is the first and only hospital in D.C. to offer the Mamava lactation suites for its employees, providers and visitors. Mamava suites provide breastfeeding women with a private space to pump or nurse at work or on the go through freestanding lactation pods.
“At The George Washington University Hospital, we are committed to caring for our caregivers so that they are best positioned to provide excellent care to our patients,” says Kimberly Russo, Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director at GW Hospital. “As a direct result of feedback from our employees and physicians, we recognized this need and we are thrilled to now bring this innovative breastfeeding and pumping solution to our valuable care team members.”
Mamava suites are self-contained, mobile pods with comfortable benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump, and a door that can be locked for privacy. The four-foot by eight-foot pod is meant for individual use but can fit more than one person such as mothers with babies and other children in tow.
Mamava Original pods can be located and unlocked with the free Mamava app and proprietary Bluetooth-enabled SmartLock. The locator app helps moms find thousands of places to pump or breastfeed. The app also unlocks public Mamava pods with their proprietary Bluetooth-enabled SmartLock.
In addition to being the first and only hospital in D.C. to offer Mamava suites, GW Hospital is only the third location in the District of Columbia, joining Union Station and the DC Convention Center.
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