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Mamava Lactation Pod Arrives On Una Campus

Jan. 28, 2021

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at meubanks@una.edu, 256-606-2033 or 256-765-4392

FLORENCE, AL - The Guillot University Center on the University of North Alabama campus is home to a Mamava lactation pod, making UNA just the second college campus in Alabama to house this equipment designed to give nursing mothers a place to breastfeed or pump.

The initiative to bring the Mamava to UNA was spearheaded by the Division of Student Affairs and others over the course of the last three to four years. Funding for the pod was provided through the UNA Foundation and in support of the Strategic Planning and Budget Committee.

"As the Title IX Coordinator, I want our students and employees to succeed in a safe and supportive environment," said Kayleigh Baker, who is also the UNA Compliance Administrator. "I am thrilled that these goals are shared by the entire UNA campus and that we have been able to support breastfeeding individuals on our campus by giving them an additional safe, clean, and private location to breastfeed or pump."

The Mamava Original is housed on the first floor of the GUC near the mailroom. The Original model includes two spacious benches, a fold-down table, and power outlets. The pod may be located and unlocked with the free Mamava app and smart access system or with the assistance of the Office of Title IX. The Mamava is made in America, and there are more than 1,000 pods throughout the United States and Canada.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Muscle Shoals, Sheffield, and Tuscumbia. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I's ASUN Big South Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin.

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