More Than Millwork: Making Pods for Busy Moms

Bob Galinsky | June 15, 2023


Customer Background:

Mamava is a company that creates comfortable and private spaces for breastfeeding mothers. Founded in 2013 by Sascha Mayer and Christine Dodson, Mamava aims to support and empower women by providing innovative lactation suites that allow them to nurse or pump milk in a peaceful and convenient environment. The company's signature product is the Mamava pod, a self-contained, freestanding unit equipped with comfortable seating, power outlets, and a door that can be locked for privacy. Mamava pods can be found in various locations, including airports, workplaces, stadiums, and other public spaces, making it easier for nursing mothers to breastfeed on the go. With a commitment to normalizing breastfeeding and accommodating the needs of breastfeeding mothers, Mamava has become a leading advocate for inclusive and supportive spaces for families.


In their journey to meet the increasing demand for their products, Mamava, a company dedicated to providing lactation suites for nursing mothers, faced a critical challenge. They needed to expand their manufacturing capacity to meet growing business requirements. With a commitment to quality and meeting deadlines, Mamava sought a manufacturing partner who shared their vision and could establish a long-term collaborative relationship.


Mamava found its solution in F.C. Dadson, a renowned manufacturing company known for its expertise and commitment to excellence. From the moment they connected, Mamava recognized that F.C. Dadson was the ideal fit for their needs. Both companies shared the goal of providing exceptional products while maintaining a strong focus on customer satisfaction.

The partnership began with F.C. Dadson's successful completion of a first article review, where their dedication to quality became evident. This initial achievement demonstrated that F.C. Dadson was a reliable manufacturing partner and shared Mamava's commitment to excellence.

As the collaboration progressed, F.C. Dadson took on the responsibility of assembling Mamava's unique lactation suite SKUs. They ensured that every product met Mamava's high standards by consistently meeting deadlines and delivering top-notch quality. Throughout the process, the lines of communication remained open and transparent, allowing both companies to promptly address any challenges or concerns.

Mamava’s Executive Vice President of Operations, Mark Wiggins, said “"I trust and respect F.C. Dadson. When we asked for specific engineering solutions, they promised and delivered. That sort of vendor becomes a valued part of our team."


Despite the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the partnership between Mamava and F.C. Dadson remained strong. They faced labor shortages and supply chain disruptions together, displaying remarkable resilience and adaptability. F.C. Dadson's unwavering commitment to Mamava's manufacturing needs was crucial in overcoming these obstacles.

Mamava's trust and confidence in F.C. Dadson grew with each successful collaboration. F.C. Dadson's dedication to delivering on their commitments, expertise, and collaborative approach solidified their position as a trusted manufacturing partner. 


The impact of the partnership between Mamava and F.C. Dadson extended beyond their mutual success. Mamava found in F.C. Dadson not just a reliable manufacturing partner but also a company that shared their values and commitment to social impact. F.C. Dadson's dedication to quality, reliability, and collaboration made them an ideal match for Mamava's mission.

As a result of their collaboration, Mamava could meet their growing business demands while maintaining the high standards that their customers relied upon. The partnership also allowed Mamava to further its social mission of supporting nursing mothers by providing safe and comfortable spaces for breastfeeding.

According to Wiggins, "Mamava and F.C. Dadson are a perfect cultural and operational fit. We have the same work ethic, attention to detail, and dedication to excellence in everything we do. I recommend them, without hesitation, to any company looking for manufacturing assistance.”


He continues, "Our relationship goes beyond business. We'll be friends forever. That's how much I respect our partners at F.C. Dadson. The culture fit, relationships, and trust are crucial when looking for a manufacturing partner."