Mitchell Intl. Airport "the first in the nation" to offer lactation suites for traveling moms

MILWAUKEE (WITI) – Mitchell International Airport now offers three lactation suites for nursing moms who choose Milwaukee for their travel needs.

“MKE is proud to be the first airport in the nation to purchase Mamava Lactation Suites,” County Executive Chris Abele said.  “The suites offer traveling moms the option of a clean, private and pleasant space to pump/nurse before boarding a flight to any of Mitchell Airport’s 38 nonstop destinations.”

The Mamava Lactation Suites are freestanding pods that include two bench seats, a power outlet and fold down table for use with a breast pump, soft lighting, a mirror and space for luggage and/or a stroller.

“Restrooms aren’t always the best solution for nursing moms, and we’re excited to make flying a little more peaceful for traveling moms who choose Mitchell,” Airport Director Terry Slaybaugh said.

“Bravo, General Mitchell International Airport!” Metroparent Magazine editor Liz Paulsen wrote in an early review of the suites.  “The pod is more spacious than I had imagined, and there is enough room for luggage or a stroller. If you have smaller kids in tow, they can slide into one of two benches.”

Mitchell Airport’s new Mamava Lactation Suites are located in the Concession mall (near Colectivo Coffee) and beyond the security checkpoints on Concourses C and D.