JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, –
Brooke Army Medical Center installed two new lactation pods earlier this month for use by staff members and beneficiaries.
The pods will augment the three lactation rooms already at BAMC. Mothers who choose to use the rooms can either bring their breast pump equipment or they can feed their children in the pods.
“Some women are embarrassed to even ask if there is a space where they can express,” said Michelle Valdez, BAMC’s Graduate Medical Education executive manager and project manager for the Lactation Pods Project. “It’s true that moms can feed anywhere, but we wanted to make sure that we had a place where they could have their privacy.”