Minority Enterprise Growth and Needs Study

Our Challenge

Women who are breastfeeding do not have a private, dedicated space to nurse.
Despite the growing demands of modern life and omen who are breastfeeding do not have a private, dedicated space to nurse and/or express milk at Nissan Stadium, First Tennessee Park and at (most) city-wide events. 
Locating designated spaces within these facilities also keeps the organizations compliant with the law, and the fine print within the Affordable Care Act (ACA) which points to infrastructure as critical to support breastfeeding.
Tennessee’s breastfeeding rate at 6 months drops to roughly 43%, and this is largely due to barriers around social support.
- 2015 Metro Nashville Health Equity Report

Why It Matters

Healthy Moms

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Healthy Babies

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Better Future

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Mamava Units 

We are asking to partner with Mamava, a company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding by making it easier for more women to achieve their breastfeeding goals. The units would be placed at Nissan Stadium, First TN Park, and hopefully larger city-wide events. 

Program Costs

The retail price of an ADA-compliant Mamava pod is $19,500 Metro’s price with the government discount will be $18,525. (2) ADA Mamava Pods @ $18,525=$37,050 Estimated Total Shipping = $ 3,500 Total Cost =$40,550 Capital Contributions- Tennessee Titans ($12,350) Nashville Sounds ($12,350) Metro Nashville ($12,350) Shipping Contributions- Baby & Company has committed to pay all shipping costs. 

Our Partners

  • Capital Contributions - Tennessee Titans ($12,350), Nashville Sounds ($12,350)
  • Shipping Contributions - Baby & Company has committed to pay all shipping costs.
  • Design/ wrapping Contributions - Southern Blood Services (TBD) and Tennessee Titans 
  • Internal Partners - Mayor’s Office Special Events Metro Parks Metro Public Works Metro Public Health Department (Health in All Policies Committee) Letters of Support- Country Music Association Nashville Breastfeeding Coalition Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt 

Our Goals

Creating Space for Mom

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