Packers recognized for providing nursing suites for moms

Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-20 12:07:00-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers were recognized Tuesday for their work to help breastfeeding moms visiting Lambeau Field. 

During the Brown County Breastfeeding Coalition's educational conference, leaders with the team were presented with artwork for the two permanent lactation rooms. The rooms were put into place last year. 

One room is located in the atrium, which has a divider for two moms to use, and the other room is on the club level. These nursing suites are unique.

 Some other NFL stadiums do have permanent rooms others use "pods" which are smaller and can be moved. 

The rooms at Lambeau are designed to be comfortable for both mom and baby. 

“We really want something that's not going to get up and move,” said Dr. Jenny Thomas, a pediatrician and breastfeeding specialist. “And some of the ones that are more temporary are too small. And they don't have flat screen TVs in there, and I really think that most of us that enjoy Lambeau, don't want to miss anything.” 

Besides game days, the rooms at Lambeau can be used by women at other events taking place at the stadium.

“We say we want you to breastfeed, and good luck. And send them out the door. And this is a great example of the community responding to the needs and creating an infrastructure for these moms to be successful in what they're doing,” said Dr. Thomas.

For more information about the Brown County Breastfeeding Coalition, click here