Sky Harbor installs 2 nursing stations past security in Terminal 4
Aug 22, 2019, 4:00 PM | Updated: Aug 24, 2019, 9:54 am
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.”
The new @MAMAVA nursing pods are open behind security in @PHXSkyHarbor T4! These mobile pods give parents a clean, quiet, & calm place to feed babies. There are outlets for breast pumps & space for all of the kids to take a seat. We want to make PHX even more family friendly. pic.twitter.com/uOe7KuvH9t
— Mayor Kate Gallego (@MayorGallego) August 22, 2019
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.