Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents title=
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents
44 Comments
Reads 6502

By the Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is proud to announce the newest amenity for a traveling parent in need of a private space to breastfeed or pump while utilizing our Terminal, a secure and private Lactation Pod. This new facility can be found on the second floor of the Terminal building, past the TSA Security Check Point, and just to the right of Gate 2.

A parent in need of this facility can access the Lactation Pod via the Mamava app, available for Apple and Android devices. This smart lock technology ensures the safety and security of the parent to breastfeed or pump in private. The Lactation Pod is private, comfortable, and spacious, with controllable lighting and airflow, electrical plug for a pump, bench seating, and enough room for a stroller. The Lactation Pod size and design is also wheelchair accessible and incorporates handrail features.

SBA Administration also took great care in the customized design of the Lactation Pod. Both inside and out, it fits right into the Spanish style of the Terminal design and gives a beautiful and inspiring space to traveling mothers while in use.

Learn more about what Santa Barbara Airport has to offer to its passengers at www.flysba.com

Login to add Comments

44 Comments

Show Comments
a-1660675204 Aug 16, 2022 11:40 AM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

@Win - then don't use it! But don't disparage moms who choose to use it. Some women need to pump while away from their child and that requires fully exposing their breasts for a set period of time (10-20 mins). It's not the most comfortable thing to do and those who choose to use a private pod opposed to a dirty bathroom stall should not be judged, ESPECIALLY from another mother.

a-1660620597 Aug 15, 2022 08:29 PM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

Back in 2008, Oprah had a guest on her show who called himself “a pregnant man.” He had been born female, and had transitioned to be a man—some surgeries, testosterone—but he retained his ovaries and uterus. He then went off testosterone, got inseminated somehow, and gave birth, eventually, to three children. Then he went back on testosterone. Though he gave birth, he considers himself a father, not a mother. However, I do not believe he nursed his children—I think his breasts had already been removed.

a-1660662734 Aug 16, 2022 08:12 AM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

OGSB, yes, this is new to lots of folks, and you're doing it right: being respectful and asking questions is the way to go! All individuals are different, so if their gender representation isn't clear and you are having trouble, it is best to politely ask, "what pronouns do you prefer?" It is so easy and simple to respect people for who they are. It does not affect other people, there is no agenda, we are all just humans trying to find ourselves and get by.

a-1660678280 Aug 16, 2022 12:31 PM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

Hilarious, Voice. I get both newsletters for the local Dems and GOP. The GOP newsletter is constantly filled with hate at minority groups. Trans community, immigrants, people of color, low income, etcetera. Most of the same talking points I've seen on a specific cable news network. There is certainly hate out there, but a lot of it is coming from one side, nationally and locally.

a-1660679728 Aug 16, 2022 12:55 PM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

So you don't know what newsletters I'm referencing but it's already BS? Interesting. I get the Santa Barbara GOP newsletters by Bobbi McGinnis and the Santa Barbara Democratic Party. Maybe I'll write an op-ed on this specific topic and you can tell me how it's more "BS" when I'm directly quoting the newsletters instead of clogging this feed.

montecito_matt Aug 16, 2022 10:03 AM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

Dang, everyone is so latched onto this conversation. Really milking it for all it's worth. That POD is a behemoth, udderly ridiculous you think you have to seclude yourself in a giant Tide POD to feed your child. *Yacht Rocked* ---> epic! And approve! haha

Babycakes Aug 16, 2022 10:19 AM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

I'm fine with the pod, even though I believe that women should be able to breast feed their babies wherever they want. Some women are not at all comfortable feeding their baby openly in public...that's fine, cover up if that's what you want to do. Unfortunately, the boundaries will and have been tested with these "pods" and nursing rooms. There are activist groups of paraphilic infantilists who have been utilizing these pods. I want to say that this is absolutely wrong, but my guess is that for those living in "here and now" are okay with it. Whatever floats a boat I suppose.

Alexblue Aug 17, 2022 08:41 PM
Santa Barbara Airport Adds Lactation Pod for Traveling Parents

Wait, so you think that people who are sexually turned on by pretending to be babies are going to go to the airport to sit in or perhaps nurse from their adult sexual partner in this pod?

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

Thank you, Baby cakes for the best one yet.

Please Login or Register to comment on this.