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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Use the bathroom or cover up.


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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Summer. The bolded is Huff Po's link to the Law. Women have the Right to breastfeed in public.....anywhere. As far as I know.


    While women have the right to breastfeed in public in the U.S., this legislation would give nursing moms the option for a safe, clean and enclosed space if they wish to nurse or pump privately. In a November 2014 survey of 100 U.S. airports, 62 reported that they were "breastfeeding-friendly," yet only eight of them had private lactation rooms that met the minimum standards. Furthermore, two of these eight airports' lactation rooms were placed outside terminal security checkpoints.....snip~
    Which has nothing to do with women feeling the need to hide because of the puritanical stupidity of our nation. No women should feel the need to hide while feeding a baby whether it's by breast or bottle. For some reason, women using bottles don't need or request special safe places to feed their babies, how is it really that much different? Particularly with clothing now designed to accommodate a pretty darn low level of breast exposure during nursing.... If a breasfeeder "needs" a safe, clean, enclosed space to feed their babies, so should bottlefeeders have the same.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Use the bathroom or cover up.

    Right, because you'd really like your dinner served in a public bathroom, or even the one in your house. Yuck, that's just sick,
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    And the women who don't want to expose themselves in public better suck it up, eh?





    Yes. They should have these rooms available. That doesn't mean they should be forced to, but they should.


    Heya CPW? Who should pay for it? Duckworths bill is for the entire US. Illinois has already done this. So to Cali.

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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Right, because you'd really like your dinner served in a public bathroom, or even the one in your house. Yuck, that's just sick,
    Are we assuming that infants are grossed out by nursing in restrooms?

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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    And the women who don't want to expose themselves in public better suck it up, eh?





    Yes. They should have these rooms available. That doesn't mean they should be forced to, but they should.
    If society wasn't so uptight, they'd not feel as though nursing was "exposing themselves," in some way that needed hiding.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Which has nothing to do with women feeling the need to hide because of the puritanical stupidity of our nation. No women should feel the need to hide while feeding a baby whether it's by breast or bottle. For some reason, women using bottles don't need or request special safe places to feed their babies, how is it really that much different? Particularly with clothing now designed to accommodate a pretty darn low level of breast exposure during nursing.... If a breasfeeder "needs" a safe, clean, enclosed space to feed their babies, so should bottlefeeders have the same.


    What does Puritanical have to do with women that can't have children. Or women that don't want to be around children. Are you saying they all would be Puritanical?

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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    NO! Americans just need to get over the Puritanical ridiculousness and accept women nursing in public without surprise, offense, or reaction at all.
    If you read the article, the issue seems to be more with the nursing women than with the "puritanical public." Those women are the ones seeking better places than say, bathroom stalls (stalls set for that purpose) so they can pump and/or feed privately. Moreover, by law, they're allowed to breastfeed in public. Doing so is legal.

    In fact, from the article:
    "While women have the right to breastfeed in public in the U.S., this legislation would give nursing moms the option for a safe, clean and enclosed space if they wish to nurse or pump privately."
    Personally, I have zero issues with women breastfeeding in public. Zero. It's a natural thing; it's an honorable thing - moreover, it's a NECESSARY thing. They shouldn't feel a need to have to do it privately. If they do, and they're made to feel uncomfortable because of others having issues with it, that's one thing; but it appears the issue is with the women themselves, their propriety, and/or their desire for privacy.

    But, if they want ugly little boxes installed for them in public, in which to breastfeed or pump privately, they ought, imho, solicit the airports on their own dime rather than seek legislation mandating those ugly little boxes be installed everywhere - at taxpayer's expense.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    I think it's a good thing for airports to have, and it doesn't seem like it would be too expensive, so I see no reason not to require it.

    My wife keeps a nursing cover in the diaper bag, and doesn't mind feeding our daughter in public, but my daughter definitely minds. She hates feeding with the cover over head, and it takes twice as long. A quiet, private place to feed the baby is always appreciated.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced the Friendly Airports for Mothers (FAM) Act, a bill with bipartisan support that would require commercial airports to provide private lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers in every terminal. "Finding a clean and private space to breastfeed or pump breast milk in an airport can be burdensome and stressful, if not impossible, Duckworth wrote in an op-ed for the Chicago Sun Times. Its not uncommon for moms to be directed to a bathroom. We would never ask our fellow travelers to eat their meals in bathrooms stalls, yet we ask new mothers to feed their children while sitting on a toilet seat."



    Duckworth's bill -- one that would have an effect at the national level -- comes at a time when politicians and citizens are working to make these mandates at the local level. Last year, California passed a law requiring airports to provide lactation rooms with chairs, electric outlets and, in the case of newly constructed terminals, sinks for mothers to wash their breast pumps. A similar bill passed both houses of the Illinois legislature earlier this month.

    While women have the right to breastfeed in public in the U.S., this legislation would give nursing moms the option for a safe, clean and enclosed space if they wish to nurse or pump privately. In a November 2014 survey of 100 U.S. airports, 62 reported that they were "breastfeeding-friendly," yet only eight of them had private lactation rooms that met the minimum standards. Furthermore, two of these eight airports' lactation rooms were placed outside terminal security checkpoints.....snip~

    Breastfeeding In Airports Is Miserable. These Women Are Aiming To Fix That.







    What do you think, should All US Large and media Airports have lactations rooms? Also if they do this with Airports wont they have to do it with Train Stations? What say ye?
    Greetings, MMC.

    I didn't breastfeed because I had a job to return to and couldn't, but I always had a bottle of formula with me when I traveled with my baby. Couldn't the mom use a breast pump at home prior to traveling, and save the milk in a bottle to be used while traveling? That would handle both feeding the baby, and save her the discomfort of having breasts that need to be emptied. Most trips via plane can be made in five hours or less on a direct flight, and I don't know how many moms travel with a baby every year, but it can't be a large amount. The price of tickets will have to increase for everyone if all airports have to spend the money to provide a special room for breastfeeding moms, but if that is what everyone wants, that's okay with me, too. Will all restaurants and other public places be required to do the same? Hungry babies can be noisy!

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