Mamava and Zappos Want You to Laugh, Then Lactivate

Dena Blizzard in Grand Central Station.

Dena Blizzard in Grand Central Station.


May 10, 2018

Mamava is a little company with a big mission: to revolutionize breastfeeding by making it more accessible for all mamas. And when you’re a small startup, changing the world takes a little help from your (breast!) friends. 

When Zappos, a retailer that strives to deliver happiness in innovative ways, approached Mamava about helping us provide dignified spaces for breastfeeding and pumping mamas, we latched on happily. And a perfect partnership was born.

In 2018, Mamava and Zappos unveiled six “Zappified” Mamava pods—with cleaning wipes and breast pads—in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport, the busiest in the world. Next, just in time for Mother’s Day, we hit New York City’s Grand Central Station with One Funny Mother, Dena Blizzard, to spark some much-needed conversations about breastfeeding and pumping. The results are hilarious: 

It’s funny, but it’s also true: very little has changed to make life easier for breastfeeding moms at work and on-the-go. And it’s time to change. So don’t let the depressing facts get you down. Use them as motivation to press for progress. Join us and together we can normalize breastfeeding and pumping. Here’s what you can do right now:

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Mamava designs solutions to empower breastfeeding and pumping mamas on the go, like our freestanding lactation pods and lactation space locator app.

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