By Dan D’Ambrosio on August 26, 2020


Walmart employee Tennille Webb and her son in front of a Mamava pod.


Walmart is adding Mamava lactation suites to 100 stores in 36 states this year, further solidifying the relationship between one of the world’s largest retailers and the Burlington company that invented the freestanding pod to provide privacy in public spaces for breastfeeding mothers.

Co-founders Christine Dodson and Sascha Mayer were working at the former JDK Design studio in Burlington when they had the idea for Mamava in 2015. Both Dodson and Mayer had young children, and knew firsthand that breastfeeding mothers on the go had nowhere to go to feed their babies or pump milk.

Walmart was the first retailer to install Mamava pods in their stores. The company began with a pilot program last year, placing Mamava pods in its Williston store, as well as its headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, and two more stores in El Paso, Texas, and Phoenix.


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