I breastfed our son A.J. for almost two years and adjusted my diet for his food allergies to milk and peanuts (that we knew of at the time.) Most of the time if we went out in public I breastfed him before we left our home. But occasionally, I breastfed him on a park bench, in waiting rooms and whenever he wanted it. Where can moms breastfeed in public without worrying about distractions, stares or rude comments? Below is a list of public Atlanta lactation rooms that are also ideal for pumping breast milk, nursing little ones and caring for them siblings at the same time. Contact me in case you know of another room that’s NOT featured on this list and deserves to be added.
List of Atlanta Lactation Rooms
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
There are two areas inside Fernbank that are designated for nursing moms and babies. There’s a lactation station on the upper level near Nature Quest that is in a restroom with a curtain. There’s also a more private station within the Naturalist Center on the upper level with a door you can lock and a changing table.
The Georgia Aquarium is one of our favorite places to bring family and friends from out of town. Find the nursing room on the second floor near the Ocean’s Ballroom entrance.
Children’s Museum of Atlanta
The newly designed Children’s Museum of Atlanta kept its private nursing area in the plans. Find it on the first floor in the back right corner past the fishing area.
The Atlanta Braves moved to SunTrust Park in Cobb County in 2017 and continued the tradition of providing a clean, private space for breastfeeding moms. When we attended the 2016 Back to School Bash for the final season at Turner Field, I noticed two moms with infants seated a few rows in front of us. I watched as the usher in our section greeted them and told them about seating in the breastfeeding rooms they could go to in case their babies were hungry or overheated.
You can find the SunTrust Park lactation room by asking a Guest Services Ambassador to take you there. It’s located “on the Terrace Level near the Left Field Gate – Section 141, the air-conditioned nursing lounge is equipped with comfortable rocking chairs, a diaper changing station, and a play area for toddlers.”
Ikea is already one of my favorite family-friendly places in Atlanta because of the play area and kids eat free specials. Inside the family bathroom on the first floor just above the parking garage, you’ll find plenty of space and privacy for nursing.
As you walk around Atlanta’s zoo with your little ones, there’s a nursing station near the Willie B. Memorial just outside the Ford African Rain Forest Exhibit. You can see the nursing station logo on the Zoo Atlanta map or ask a zoo guide. I haven’t been to Zoo Atlanta in awhile, but I’ll snap a photo next time I do and add it here.
Atlanta Shopping Malls
When you’re shopping or taking a leisurely walk around these Atlanta area malls you can also find private, clean areas for your family. Be sure to ask a mall employee or security guard for help finding them.
Saks Fifth Avenue & Nordstrom at Phipps Plaza – 3500 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Von Maur Perimeter Mall – 4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE, Atlanta, Georgia
Avalon Shopping Center – Family Lounge, 2200 Avalon Boulevard , Alpharetta , Georgia
Buy Buy Baby Alpharetta – 7121 North Point Pkwy, Alpharetta , Georgia
Babies R Us – 2955 Cobb Parkway, Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta Places of Worship
Northpoint Ministries Atlanta Churches: Buckhead Church (second floor near Waumba Land preschool registration), Gwinnett Church, Browns Bridge, North Point and Woodstock City. Ask at guest services where each is located.
Cumming Baptist Church – Second floor between Welcome Center and Old Sanctuary, 115 Church Street, Cumming, GA
Shearith Israel – Lounge area with comfortable seating & changing table inside the main women’s restroom 1180 University Dr. NE Atlanta, GA 30306
Marcus Jewish Community Center – 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338
Atlanta’s only “green” indoor playground has a private section for nursing mothers near the infant play area on the back right side. We celebrated A.J.’s fourth birthday party at HippoHopp (1936 Briarwood Court NE). You can find us there for a play date or when I need to get work done thanks to the free wifi while he plays indoor.
The Kirkwood eco-friendly baby & children’s store has a designated nursing area with a comfy chair and play area nearby for little ones. No purchase is necessary to stop by Happy Mango’s nursing area during store hours Tuesday – Sunday.
Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport
The world’s busiest airport made major headlines in 2016 when it installed four (4) private lactation pods. You can find them at these gates: T-7, B-5, D-34 and F-5 outside the terminals. They’re provided by the company Mamava that creates them for public spaces. They come with ample space for families, a locked door and outlets for a breast pump.
At CARE a humanitarian organization in Atlanta, staff moms have access to a lovely nursing room, and a nursing mother friendly policy allow them to bring their babies to work for the first six months to facilitate nursing. The room is cozy with comfy seating and locked door.
Nursing Room Locator App
Two brilliant moms created the nursing room locator mobile application and website, MomsPumpHere.com where you can enter your zip code.
It lists nursing rooms in the U.S., Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, Singapore and more.
I’m also part of a movement to support Black moms who are nursing called #ChocolateMilk thanks to fellow journalist mom, Heather Hopson from Diary of a First Time Mom who’s creating an extensive breastfeeding support section.
If you know of another public breastfeeding room in Atlanta, leave the name and address in the comments below, or email me with the subject line: Atlanta Lactation Rooms.
So helpful for local moms! I really hope to see more info like this in other areas – nursing moms need support and comfortable places to nurse and relax in comfort and support!
What a great list for moms to have handy. These rooms make it so much easier for moms when out with their babies
I love that the have comfortable rooms for moms to nurse in. Not because I think they shouldn’t nurse in public, but because I think they shouldn’t be subjected to the inevitable stares and remarks.
This is very helpful especially if you are traveling around the area with your baby. And the places are great and so cozy. Great you have this list!
I had no idea that Atlanta had all of these lactation rooms. This is great to know for nursing mothers!
I’ve used the Children’s Museum of Atlanta’s several times. They are very well equipped and even have a half privacy wall!
This is a good resource. It’s nice to know that Atlanta has lots of lactation rooms around. I love visiting that city.
That is a really great idea. I don’t know if they have those in other cities, but they need to. It’s a great idea for breastfeeding women.
I love to see that there are so many places moms can go to comfortably breast feed their babies. I don’t know of too many places in my area, so it’s nice to have a list for those in the area.
It’s great that so many businesses are making it easier to breastfeed. I love this!
Wow. What a great, comprehensive list. This will be so great for all the moms! Thanks! I love that they are so many!
What a great resource. I loved lactation rooms for the comfort, the privacy, and some quiet. Looks like Atlanta has great options.
I am so glad that there are many lactation rooms available in Atlanta. In our country, there are also many lactation rooms especially in the mall but sometimes the place doesn’t look conducive.
This is such a helpful list for breastfeeding moms. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a list like this for every major city!?!
A great list for Moms that live in the area. Glad to see so many places are getting on board and having these available.
Great information for moms in the Atlanta area! I am sure it comes in handy when you know where to look.
I made it until they got teeth. My DIL made it to 2 yrs and then she donated milk for a bit aferwards.
I would have loved to be able to use a Lactation Room when my kids were babies. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones in that area.
This is so great, it’s nice to know there are places to comfortably go. I went to college and was breastfeeding at Portland State University I felt so thankful I had a place to go to pump during the day. That was so tough, but it’s nice to see there’s actually changes being made.
I didn’t know there was such a thing that existed. Although I don’t need them anymore, this is nice to know!
I love, love, love this! I think every city, everywhere needs to have lactation rooms. This can be so helpful for moms and little ones.
Oh, this is a great news for breastfeeding moms. I wish every country makes lactation rooms necessity for every city.
This is such a fantastic idea! I’m sure moms all over the city will appreciate this information.
I never felt like a I needed a specific place while nursing, but I know many moms that wanted and needed them and would have come in handy when I had the kids out by myself so I could keep them contained. I would have like a designated pumping space when working, however because I walked in on way too many times!
It certainly is quote reassuring to have places that offer lactation rooms. Pregnant women still need to go out and enjoy themselves and having services and convenient locations around them makes life easier.
My church, Christ Church Presbyterian, has a nursing room for use during services. It has rockers, boppys, and a changing table and is located in a room facing the stage with two way mirrors do you can enjoy the service without being seen.
1740 peachtree Street
This is such great info! I had no idea they had rooms for this anywhere, but it is definitely helpful I’m sure. Thank you for sharing!
This is so needed! It’s so great for women to know ahead of time before even heading out. I think so many other businesses need these spaces.
I have so many friends in Atlanta that are having or that have recently had a baby. I can’t wait to share this list with them. What a wonderful resource for nursing moms.
Great share Joyce. It still makes me cringe when people judge moms for doing what is natural. Places where they can comfortably nurse their babies if they choose matter.
I had no idea about the “chocolate milk” group! That would have been so helpful while I was breastfeeding. It’s a shame how few available lactation rooms there are.
This is a great comprehensive list of places for breastfeeding moms local or traveling
Nordstrom’s was my spot when nursing my kids. They had the best mommy lounge!
Now, this is progress and I am here for it. I nursed my son for 14 months, 14 years ago and the struggle was real. This is major.
Thanks for this compilation list of resources in Atlanta for lacatation rooms. I know people are still very bothered when women breastfeed but I am glad Atlanta is giving options in more areas in the city for moms to feel comfortable while out.
Great for new moms. I often people hear people asking for rooms.
Love this list! I remember when I was nursing I would’ve loved something like this in Cleveland because there would be times I would go to the car with the baby and do it there!
When I was nursing my baby girls this list would have come in handy. I hope womn in ATL will take advantage of these nursing friendly places.