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What Does Super Bowl XLVI and Boobs Have in Common?

By Danielle |

Daddy and Addie are Patriots fans!  And me? Well … not as much of a fan as they are.

While gearing up for the Super Bowl this weekend, I was cruising through some different stories and came across one that would actually appeal to me.

It wasn’t about the players, or the New York – New England rivalry, it was about breastfeeding.

Yup, nursing and football. 

The Indiana Perinatal Network is offering the first lactation consultations at this year’s Super Bowl, offering moms a private space to breastfeed. The room itself looks amazing too. It has comfortable chairs and even includes a hospital-grade breast pump just in case a situation comes up where a mother would need to use it.

Why is this impressive to me?

While I may not care about breastfeeding in public anymore, there was a point in time that I did, and I was actually bothered by the thought of doing it. And I know there are other breastfeeding mothers out there who feel the same way. I wouldn’t want a mother to have  to skip out on such a huge game because they don’t want to breastfeed in the stadium.

Wouldn’t you want to nurse there?  You can see all the photos of the Super Bowl lactation room on the Indiana Perinatal Network’s Facebook page.

What do you think about the Super Bowl Lactation Room?

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3 thoughts on “What Does Super Bowl XLVI and Boobs Have in Common?

  1. Anjie says:

    That is pretty awesome. The only thing I don’t understand, is they have a pump but no sink to wash parts afterwords and who would really want to share a pump like that? Kind of awkward, I would think, no?

    1. Danielle625 says:

      I think it would probably be a situation like they have in the hospitals. New pump parts for different mothers.

  2. Jennifer says:

    To tell the truth, if I’d splurged on SuperBowl tickets and actually had a little one with me, I’d have no problems with breastfeeding discretely in the stands. I wouldn’t want to miss a moment of the action that I didn’t have to, at that price. If I had left my little one at home, I might go to a nursing room to pump, because pumping is a little more “conspicuous to me” – but I would feel a lot more comfotable bringing my own pump. Even if it’s operated by lactation consultants and the parts are changed out, sharing a pump in a strange location where you haven’t had a lot of time to research those offering the services seems a little strange to me.

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