These Moms Covered an Airport Lactation Station with the Best Notes of Encouragement

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Forget about mom-shaming. The mamas who visit NYC’s LaGuardia Airport’s Mamava lactation pod are each other’s biggest cheerleaders.

When The Wing CEO/first visibly pregnant woman on the cover of a magazine/new mommy, Audrey Gelman, recently visited the pod she snapped a pic of something totally unexpected. There were dozens of sticky notes on the pod’s interior, all offering words of wisdom and encouragement.

The photo, which Gelman recently posted on Instagram, shows notes that read everything from, “What you are doing is Beyond Amazing” to, “Thank you to Mamava pods! And thank you mammas for all these messages. We are amazing!!”

Gelman captioned the photo with her thoughts on motherhood and this awesome action, “All of a sudden i felt flooded—the intensity of new motherhood, the stress of running a business i never thought would grow this fast —and the pressure i put on myself to do it all perfectly.” She continued, “The notes were sappy but they were the only things i needed to read in that moment. “You are enough,” “it gets better,” “feel proud of yourself for what you’ve created.” Those simple messages of encouragement and the recognition that so many have been through this before made me feel less alone.”

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Audrey Gelman via Instagram 



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