• Pinay Moms Share Their Favorite Breastfeeding Stations in Manila Malls

    Here are a few places where you and your little one can put your feet up while you breastfeed.
    by Regina Layug Rosero .
Pinay Moms Share Their Favorite Breastfeeding Stations in Manila Malls
PHOTO BY Nini Infortuno Sana (left)
  • Most mommies are ready and willing to breastfeed anywhere, but sometimes you really need the peace and quiet of a breastfeeding room, especially when you're in a mall. Based on real moms' feedback, we've ranked the favorite mall-based nursing stations, whether it’s for a diaper change, a quick nap or just a chance to catch your breath.

    Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City

    We won't be surprised if the whole family wants to go with you to this spacious breastfeeding room at Uptown Mall.

    The ladies’ room and the breastfeeding station are in a separate room in the family lounge.
    PHOTO BY Nini Infortuno Sana

    While you breastfeed, the rest of your family has enough to entertain themselves. It has televisions, free Wifi, and board games!
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    The breastfeeding station has a diaper-changing station and a curtain that you can use for privacy. There’s a sink for handwashing with soap and tissue.
    PHOTO BY Nini Infortuno Sana
    This breastfeeding is located inside the family lounge near the cinemas. Kudos to the management for putting up signs that will point you in the right direction.
    PHOTO BY Nini Infortuno Sana
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    Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City

    The nursing station in Bonifacio High Street is not exactly easy to find, but it has three large rooms.

    If you’re coming from Central Square, walk towards 7th avenue and Pancake House, but don’t cross the street! Look for the mosaic on the left, the one with the crescent moon. There’s a hallway right beside it. Go in and you'll enter the family lounge.
    PHOTO BY Regina Layug Rosero
    Each station has comfy armchairs and ottomans with electrical outlets nearby, and a curtain for privacy.
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    The breastfeeding area has its own sink, soap and tissue, and a diaper-changing station. There is no hot water or a refrigerator.
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    The hallway leading to the family lounge is a long ramp, which means you can bring your stroller inside, all the way into the breastfeeding station.
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    Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong

    The breastfeeding room of the Shangri-La Plaza East Wing feels like a living room in someone’s condo.

    There are no curtains or cubicles, so there is no privacy. It is located on level four on the way to the bathrooms, is accessible through an open doorway beside the diaper-changing stations.
    PHOTO BY Regina Layung Rosero
    There are two sinks inside the breastfeeding area so you can wash your hands before and after diaper changes, pumping or feeding. Liquid soap and tissue are available beside the sink.
    PHOTO BY Regina Layug Rosero

    You can heat up water to rinse your bottles and pumps in this room. There’s a mini-fridge (not pictured), so if you label your container, you can leave your milk here while you go around the mall.
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    The Podium, Mandaluyong

    As with most SM Malls, the breastfeeding room is adjacent to the clinic and near the bathrooms.

    When you enter, there’s a waiting area where companions can stay. The breastfeeding room is a closed-off room beside the nurse’s station.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of The Podium
    There are three comfy armchairs, separated by curtains. Each station has an outlet and a small table. Hot water and a refrigerator are available in the clinic.
    PHOTO BY courtesy of The Podium
    There’s a diaper-changing station, but there’s a sign requesting mothers to change diapers in the bathroom instead.
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    Central Square, Bonifacio Global City

    The nursing lounge of Central Square is a room with one big sofa and a comfy rocking chair with a side table. There are no curtains or cubicles.

    The nursing room here is located on the second floor, near the bathrooms. It’s on the same level as Starbucks Reserve and Hamley’s toy store.
    PHOTO BY Regina Layung Rosero
    There’s a closet at one end of the room, which has the diaper-changing table. The table has a drawer, which can be useful for the clean diaper, wipes, and clean clothes. There’s no light in the closet though.
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    There’s a big round coffee table in the middle, which might be more useful for diaper and clothing changes. There’s no bathroom inside, but the ladies’ room is just a few steps away.
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    There is no hot water or a refrigerator, and no alcohol or hand sanitizer either. There are a few electrical outlets. The lone trash bin is in an inconvenient location if you’re alone with the baby.
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    Ayala Center Greenbelt 5, Makati

    The breastfeeding station of Greenbelt 5 is located at the family lounge on the fourth floor where Studio Fix by Alex Carbonell, Strip & Browhaus, and Metro Dental are located.

    Behind those "trees" is the central lounge area, which is excellent if you need a safe play space for your little one to roll around for a little while.
    The two curtained-off areas for breastfeeding are big enough to fit a stroller. There’s a bathroom inside, with a sink, soap, and tissue. The diaper-changing station is in the bathroom.
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    Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Pasig

    The two family lounges have a breastfeeding room each, and their locations, one in each wing of Estancia, make it easily accessible.

    There’s a central lounge area, kind of like a living room, and then there are two smaller rooms. One is for PWD use, and the other one is for diaper-changing and breastfeeding.
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    Both lounges are beside the ladies’ room, so you can quickly wash your hands after diaper changes.
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    Alabang Town Center, Muntinlupa

    The breastfeeding room is located in the family lounge at the upper ground level of Corte de las Palmas. If you know where Marks and Spencer is, you’re almost there!

    There’s a separate enclosed room for breastfeeding only, with four La-Z-Boy chairs inside. Three of the chairs are in cubicles that can be closed off with a curtain.
    PHOTO BY Regina Layug Rosero
    There are electrical outlets that you can use for electric pumps, and the breastfeeding cubicles are big enough to fit a stroller. You need to pay Php10 to use the restroom though.
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