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Prince George's Community College Supports Nursing Parents with New Mamava Lactation Pods

A Mamava lactation pod sits in a hallway at PGCC's Largo Campus.

LARGO, Md. (July 6, 2023) – Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) announced today the addition of Mamava Lactation Pods at the Largo and University Town Center campuses to support nursing parents with private, freestanding, and comfortable lactation and pumping spaces.

In the spirit of the College’s core commitments, the new lactation pods help ensure parents who are students, staff, and faculty have equal access to resources and services to succeed. Additionally, the pods provide an innovative solution for nursing parents at the College.

“Mamava lactation pods are freestanding, mobile suites for parents to pump or lactate in public places or at work. Each pod is equipped with lockable doors, spacious seating, counter space, shelves, USB ports, and power outlets,” said Cathryn Camp, assistant vice president for student affairs. “We are thrilled to offer parents a private and secure option to nourish and bond with their child while at the College.”

The Largo campus received two lactation pods: one located on the second-floor lobby of the Center for Health Studies (CHS) and the other on the first floor of Lanham Hall near the elevators. UTC received one lactation pod located next to Owl Market. In addition to the lactation pods, the PGCC community will continue to have access to the Largo Wellness Center's private nursing and pumping area and refrigerator to store human milk during its regular operating hours.

Sasha Mayer and Christine Dodson, two active working moms who needed a private and suitable place to breastfeed their infants, founded Mamava in 2013. Mamava Lactation Pods are considered one of the leading experts in lactation space design.

To gain entry to the lactation pods, nursing or pumping individuals must download the free Mamava app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. Each pod has a QR code linking to the app on the front door. A nursing person can securely find a lactation pod in a designated location from the app or the QR code. The lactation pods automatically lock upon entry to provide privacy and cannot be unlocked by another app user while occupied.

Mamava Lactation Pods were purchased with Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III (HEERF III) dollars to help support student needs throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.


About Prince George’s Community College

Named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security (2022-2027), Prince George's Community College (PGCC) provides high-quality education and training for the progressive and career-oriented residents of Prince George's County. From new high school graduates and career seekers to more seasoned professionals and senior citizens looking to enhance their skill sets, PGCC is comprised of students who represent a wide range of ages, backgrounds, and goals. Serving nearly 25,000 individuals annually, the College is the first choice for higher education for residents of Prince George's County. Collaborative partnerships, responsive degree, and training programs, and a commitment to student success enable PGCC to address diverse education and workforce development demands. For more information, visit the College website at Prince George’s Community College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; (267-284-5000); The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council on Higher Education.