“Privacy Pods” Help Nursing MothersOctober 5, 2016 |
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.