Oishei Children's Hospital sponsored the creation and installment of a lactation suite for moms at Sahlen Field, home of the Buffalo Bisons. The Oishei Children’s Hospital-branded suite will give moms the choice of a clean, quiet and private space to nurse and pump breastmilk at Sahlen Field.
Created by Mamava, a company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding by making it easier for more women to achieve their breastfeeding goals, the lactation suite is a self-contained, mobile pod with comfortable benches, a fold-down table, an electrical outlet for plugging in a breast pump as well as a door that can be locked for privacy. The 4-foot by 8-foot pod is intended for individual use, but can fit more than one person, as well as mothers with babies and other children in tow. The suite’s exterior also prominently features the same bright colors, Buffalo-themed imagery and kid-friendly murals found at OCH.
The suite is located in the main concourse of Sahlen Field near guest relations on the third base side of the ballpark and will be available to patrons on game days during the baseball season.
Moms can access the suite using Mamava’s Smart Access Bluetooth technology. Simply download the Mamava app (iOs and Android devices), press a button and unlock the suite. The app also helps moms find Mamava locations nationwide as well as the option to dim lights and reduce airflow for moms’ enhanced comfort.
To learn more, visit www.mamava.com.