The Albany Capital Center (ACC) recently installed a free-standing Mamava Lactation Pod, sponsored by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. Mamava Lactation Pods are freestanding spaces that provide parents with a clean, comfortable and private option to chestfeed or pump. ACC’s pod has a 60-inch turnaround and comes equipped with two benches, a fold-down table, fixed shelf, mirror, coat hook, dual outlet and USB port, occupancy-activated lighting, ceiling vents and exhaust fan. It can be located and unlocked with the free Mamava app and proprietary smart access system. It will be available at all ACC events, conveniently located directly off the main lobby.
“We saw the growing demand among our clients for a nursing pod here at the ACC,” said Shannon Licygiewicz, general manager of Albany Capital Center. “We are grateful for the sponsorship of Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York and the opportunity to support parents in our community. It is exciting to expand our family-friendly offerings at ACC, and we are looking forward to opportunities for more additions in the future.”
“We continuously seek new ways to support the needs of our community members and remove barriers that individuals face to achieve optimal health,” said Keith Dolan, regional executive, Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York. “We are pleased to bring Lactation Pods to the ACC to provide mothers with a comfortable, convenient option for feeding their children.”
“We’re thrilled to support breastfeeding at ACC,” said Sascha Mayer, co-founder and CEO of Mamava. “We believe that all mothers deserve a clean, comfortable, and dignified place to use a breast pump or breastfeed distraction-free—anywhere, anytime. Mamava pods provide flexibility for facilities and easy access for moms.”