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“Privacy Pods” Help Nursing Mothers


by Jennifer H. Svan

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — It’s a stand-alone, 4-by-8-foot pod that resembles a photo booth. The Durham Bulls have one, and now so does Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

LRMC earlier this month unveiled its first “lactation support pod” — the second at a U.S. military hospital and the first in Europe, hospital officials said — to give nursing mothers privacy while breast-feeding or expressing milk.

The module complements two mothers’ rooms on each end of the facility where nursing mothers can also have privacy.

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