Breastfeed­ing pod debuts at Asheville Regional Airport

Asheville Regional Airport opened a Mamava Lactation Suite Sept. 2 for travelers and employees who are breastfeeding or pumping. The suite is a free-standing pod and located inside the airport past security. It’s lockable, free to use and contains seating, an electrical outlet and hand sanitizing units. “One of the most requested passenger amenities is […]

Celebratin­g National Breastfeed­ing Month

August is National Breast-feeding Month, and Asheville abounds with breast-feeding services for new and expectant mothers. Kimberly Rush, an Asheville lactation consultant, mentions some of the many resources: “We have La Leche League, breast-feeding support groups and many other ways to support and provide information.” Cheryl Orengo, director and educator at Start from Seed, notes that Mission […]

Protesters hold nurse-in outside West Asheville Denny’s

About 25 protesters, including several breast-feeding mothers and chanting supporters, held a Feb. 22 nurse-in outside the Denny’s restaurant off Patton Avenue in West Asheville. Breast is best: About 25 protesters stood outside the Denny’s restaurant off Patton Avenue in support of Crystal Everitt, a nursing mother who was asked by the manager to cover […]