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Santa Barbara Airport adds private lactation pod for traveling families

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. — Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) announced Monday that it has added a secure and private lactation pod for families traveling through the terminal.

The SBA said travelers can find the new facility on the second floor of the terminal building, past the TSA security checkpoint and just to the right of Gate 2.

A parent who needs a private space to breastfeed or pump while in the terminal can access the lactation pod through the Mamava appavailable for Apple and Android devices.

The SBA said “this smart lock technology ensures the parent’s safety and security to breastfeed or pump in private.”

Additionally, SBA added that “the lactation pod is private, comfortable, and spacious, with controllable lighting and airflow, an electrical outlet for a pump, a bench seat, and enough room for a stroller.”

The size and design of the area is also wheelchair accessible and incorporates handrail features, according to airport staff.

The SBA administration said it also took great care in custom designing the pod, that “both inside and out it fits in perfectly with the Spanish style of design. from the terminal and provides a beautiful and inspiring space for traveling mothers while in use”.

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