Notes Left at Airport for Nursing Moms a ‘Sisterhood’ of Support

Notes of support left by fellow moms in the lactation Pod at the Philadelphia International Airport
Image via Jessica Griffin, The Philadelphia Inquirer

Nursing mothers are finding words of support in a surprising locale—at the airport, writes Rita Giodano for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Philadelphia International Airport has four lactation pods, a permanent lactation suite near Connector B/C, and private minutes suites available for nursing mothers.

Those mothers are receiving post-it notes and letters of support from fellow traveling moms left on the lactation pod walls.  

 “You are doing an AMAZING job! Keep your head held high, Mama,” read one pink post-it signed “Abby’s mom”

“I want you mamas to know how much this wall of notes meant to me,” wrote Mom to Natalie. “5-hr delay. 1st time away from my 10 mth old. This kindness, love and shared experience and space made all the difference.”

The airport has had private minute suites for nursing moms since 2015.

The first moveable lactation pods showed up in 2018. Last fall, the airport built its first permanent nursing room.

The phenomena of leaving the notes has gone national, said Ann Pechaver, spokeswoman for Mamava, manufacturer of the pods.

“(It’s) an amazing sisterhood of mothers supporting each other as they tackle the challenges of pumping breast milk on the go!” she said.

Read more about these notes of appreciation in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

6abc reports on the notes left behind for nursing mothers at Philadelphia International Airport.

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