At least 100 Walmart stores are getting a new addition this year.
The pods “are freestanding spaces that provide a clean, comfortable and private option to breastfeed or pump,” the announcement said.
The Mamava app will also allow mothers to customize the lighting, airflow and sounds inside the pods.
Last year, Walmart tested Mamava pods at three locations. After the company installs the new ones this year, it plans to install more “in the years to come,” the announcement said.
“There is nothing else like the Mamava pod,” Julie Murphy, Walmart U.S.’s EVP of People said in a statement. “We strongly believe in what Mamava is doing to support moms and the experience the pods help create. We are very excited to provide this for moms who work and shop at our stores.”
Walmart has other Mother’s Rooms at “several hundred” locations for customers and employees, the announcement said. The new Mamava pods will be installed at locations that don’t already have Mother’s Rooms.
“We started Mamava to ensure that every breastfeeding mother could choose whether or not to breastfeed, so we set out to remove all barriers to making that choice,” Sascha Mayer, Mamava’s CEO and co-founder said in a statement. “Walmart’s commitment to supporting breastfeeding associates and community members with Mamava pods is a huge leap forward for inclusivity and normalizing breastfeeding culture.”