Oakland airport is now giving nursing moms a quiet place to pump or breastfeed when they travel.
With opening of the new suites, OAK becomes the first California airport to install Mamava Lactation Suites in its terminals.
About three million, or 75%, of new babies born in the United States each year start out breastfeeding. OAK aims to make travel easier for breastfeeding mothers by adding this innovative amenity to our terminals.
Equipped with comfortable seating and an electrical outlet, a Mamava Lactation Suite is a private, lockable suite designed for “nursing mamas on the go.”
OAK’s two Mamava Lactation Suites, which are ADA accessible, are conveniently located post-security to serve passengers in Terminals 1 and 2. The Mamava Lactation Suites will be available during all operating hours, except when in use or being serviced.
Mamava is now available at:
- Boise, ID
- Burlington International, VT
- General Mitchell International, WI
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, GA
- Jacksonville International, FL
- John F. Kennedy, NY
- LaGuardia, NY
- Newark Liberty International, NJ
- Oakland International, CA
- Palm Beach International, FL
- Spokane International, WA
Port of Oakland Acting Director of Aviation, Kristi McKenney:
“Increased passenger traffic paired with exciting new nonstop flights help demonstrate that our customers are happy and the airport is growing. We are excited to launch nonstop service to London on Norwegian Airlines this May, and amenities such as free parking offers and the Mamava suite help to show why so many people prefer OAK.”
Mamava Co-Founder Sascha Mayer:
“We are so pleased that Oakland International is the first California airport to place a Mamava. This clean comfortable place to use a breast pump will help both traveling moms and employees at the airport meet their breastfeeding goals.”
About Oakland International Airport
Oakland International is the fourth largest airport in California and second largest in the San Francisco Bay Area. With over 11 million travelers each year, OAK is the closest airport to the region’s top tourism and entertainment venues. It is also the closest for most local residents.
The airport now offers air service to 53 destinations on 13 different airline brands – seven of which operate with OAK as their sole gateway into the San Francisco Bay region.