breastfeeding

Essentia Health Debuts Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Moms

The suites are for patients, families, and staff members

FARGO, N.D. — Essentia Health debuts its new Mamava suites, and it’s the first healthcare system in North Dakota to have it. For breastfeeding moms, it can be stressful figuring out the next place to pump or nurse. “Moms go everywhere, they don’t just stay home because they’ve had kids,” Danielle Ritter, Director of National Accounts at Mamava, said. Oftentimes…

Sanford Opens Breast Milk Donation Center

Excess milk from mothers will go towards babies in NICUs

FARGO, N.D. — Sanford is starting a milk drop–off center for mothers who want to donate excess breast milk. Milk collected at Sanford’s Southpointe Clinic will be sent to a Colorado–based non–profit, which will test and distribute the milk to babies across the country. It will go to infants whose mothers aren’t able to meet the baby’s milk needs. Women who…

Businesses Around Metro Now Offering Breastfeeding Rooms

There's more than 40 infant friendly businesses and organizations around town that support breastfeeding moms

FARGO, N.D. — When a new mother returns to work from maternity leave, she’ll likely have a place of her own to breastfeed. It’s all part of an initiative by Fargo Cass Public Health to get more workplaces in the community to support new mothers. Kate Bjorklund is a mother of two children and she has breastfed both of them. When…

Local Public Establishments Installing Mamava Suites for Breastfeeding Mothers

they are in public places like airports, the fargodome and red river zoo

FARGO, ND —  Bathrooms aren’t the only private places mothers can breastfeed anymore. “We don’t want moms to feel like if they want privacy, that they have to go to the bathroom,” said Jackee Haak, president-elect for the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition. “Who wants to eat their lunch in the bathroom? Nobody.” It’s all thanks to Mamava suites. They’re pods installed…