Columbia Metropolitan Airport has a Mamava Lactation Suite for mothers who travel through and need a quiet space to breastfeed their infants or just breast pump milk for storage. The breastfeeding pod has roomy benches, space for a stroller and a place to plug in a pump. Moms can also dim the lights and control airflow with the mamava app.
LOCATION: Lactation pod located on the concourse's airside (post-security in departure) of the terminal.
Mamava lactation pods are accessed with the Mamava App, so download it first. Once registered, moms will get a code to the CAE nursing pod to unlock the suite.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.