Sky Harbor installs 2 nursing stations past security in Terminal 4

Aug 22, 2019, 4:00 PM | Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 9:54 am

(Twitter Photo/@PHXSkyHarbor

(Twitter Photo/@PHXSkyHarbor )

PHOENIX — Moms at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will now have more places to privately nurse their babies.

The airport on Thursday installed two Mamava nursing stations post-security in Terminal 4.

“These are pods in the airport where you can go inside as a mom and nurse a baby or pump breast milk, so it’s a private place to help you feed a baby,” Mayor Kate Gallego told KTAR News 92.3 FM. 

“Traveling with an infant is stressful, and we want to make it as easy as possible.”

Gallego said the pods lock and are big enough to bring in other children. They also offer counter space, mirrors and outlets for electric pumps.

The mayor said she once ran into trouble when her flight was delayed and she needed to feed her son, but there were no suitable areas past security.

“Now once you’ve cleared security you can stay post-security and have a quiet, secure environment,” she said.

The Phoenix City Council voted unanimously in May to invest in a two-year contract for the nursing stations.

Gallego said the council will vote next week to bring some of the pods to the city’s convention center.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Ashley Flood contributed to this report.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Pass it along to the KTAR News team here.

Arizona News

(Twitter Photo)...

Police investigating deadly shooting near ASU West campus

Police are investigating an incident in Glendale that left one man dead and another man hospitalized on Friday night.

2 hours ago

Leslie Kerekes...

Silver Alert issued for 64-year-old woman with dementia

A Silver Alert was issued for a 64-year-old woman with dementia last seen on Friday, authorities said.

3 hours ago

Dutch Bros....

Damon Allred

Diversified Partners to break ground on The Shops in Glendale

The Shops, which will include a new Dutch Bros., is set to break ground on its Glendale development on Monday morning.

5 hours ago

Photo of the new Fazoli's scheduled to open in Mesa, Arizona....

Kevin Stone

Fazoli’s set to open first street-side location since returning to Phoenix market

Italian fast-casual restaurant Fazoli's is set to debut its first street-side location since returning to the metro Phoenix market.

5 hours ago

A conceptual rendering of Swags — a multi-story steakhouse that's being proposed in Old Town Scot...

Ron Davis/Phoenix Business Journal

Scottsdale pumps brakes on high-end Swags steakhouse in Old Town

The fate of a proposed high-end steakhouse in Scottsdale's entertainment district won't be decided for at least another month.

7 hours ago

Tempe City Hall...

Maricopa County approves $10.8 million for affordable housing in Tempe

Tempe is planning a new development with $10.8 million in funding from Maricopa County.

16 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

(KTAR News Graphic)...

KTAR launches online holiday auction benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley

KTAR is teaming up with The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley for a holiday auction benefitting thousands of Valley kids.

Follow @KTAR923...

The best ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day and give back to the community

Veterans Day is fast approaching and there's no better way to support our veterans than to donate to the Military Assistance Mission.

Follow @KTAR923...

The 2023 Diamondbacks are a good example to count on the underdog

The Arizona Diamondbacks made the World Series as a surprise. That they made the playoffs at all, got past the Milwaukee Brewers in the NL Wild Card round, swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS and won two road games in Philadelphia to close out a full seven-game NLCS went against every expectation. Now, […]

Sky Harbor installs 2 nursing stations past security in Terminal 4