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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.
    That is EXACTLY what I was coming in here to say. Why do we need a place for women to hide, to breastfeed their children?

    Good grief.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin Peter. The Japanese and a couple Europeans countries have these lactation rooms in their Airports. Did they do this because it offended people? Meaning, was it done by legislation or the Airlines?
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    the government stimulates breastfeeding in public, shops, bars, restaurants, lunch rooms, care facilities, etc. etc. can apply for above sticker to let women know that their business/accommodation allows public breastfeeding.

    If you work and want to breastfeed, your employer must pay your wage for a maximum of 25% of the work day to be able to breastfeed (for example if the baby is with the mother at her place of work like in a day care facility) or for her to use a breast pump to pump out the breast milk. So if a woman has a full day of work, for the first 9 months after birth, she can spend up to 25% of her work day for breastfeeding/pumping breast milk and her employer will have to pay her a full days work anyway.

    She cannot do this at her work station so the employer has to provide a room for her to pump out her breast milk, that room has to:

    - be quit and has to be able to be locked from the inside
    - there must be a table and a comfortable chair
    - there cannot be a draft in that room and the woman must feel OK with the temperature (not too hot or too cold)
    - somewhere in the company there has to be a refrigerator to store the breast milk until the woman can take it home
    - the has to be electricity to power the breast milk pump
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You seemed to be contemplating why we have issues like this in the US. I was only expounding on said issues.

    FWIW I have no problem with women breast feeding. Both my daughters and my Wife have.
    abortion has nothing to do with the issue of people not wanting breast feeding in public.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?[W:46]-logovoedenkanhierwebformaat-jpg

    the government stimulates breastfeeding in public, shops, bars, restaurants, lunch rooms, care facilities, etc. etc. can apply for above sticker to let women know that their business/accommodation allows public breastfeeding.

    If you work and want to breastfeed, your employer must pay your wage for a maximum of 25% of the work day to be able to breastfeed (for example if the baby is with the mother at her place of work like in a day care facility) or for her to use a breast pump to pump out the breast milk. So if a woman has a full day of work, for the first 9 months after birth, she can spend up to 25% of her work day for breastfeeding/pumping breast milk and her employer will have to pay her a full days work anyway.

    She cannot do this at her work station so the employer has to provide a room for her to pump out her breast milk, that room has to:

    - be quit and has to be able to be locked from the inside
    - there must be a table and a comfortable chair
    - there cannot be a draft in that room and the woman must feel OK with the temperature (not too hot or too cold)
    - somewhere in the company there has to be a refrigerator to store the breast milk until the woman can take it home
    - the has to be electricity to power the breast milk pump

    So they passed laws for public businesses to have the rooms? What do you mean by stimulate?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Why do we need a place for women to hide, to breastfeed their children?
    Why would you automatically assume a woman who doesn't want to breastfeed in public is puritanical about it? Maybe it just takes longer in public because the baby gets distracted.

    And if she is modest about doing it in public, who are you to say that's wrong? There's nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, but if a woman wants to do it in private, she should have that option.

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    How about they take the money and build gender neutral bathrooms instead?
    Money is not a valid reason not to do this. I don't know exactly how much those little pods cost, but I can buy a 2-person sauna on Amazon for $1,000, and that comes with a glass door, heaters, lights, and a sound system. A plastic soundproofed pod can't cost any more than that (and if it does, the airports should just buy saunas, paint the door black, and leave them unplugged). With the operating cost of a large airport in the hundreds of millions per year, you could install a thousand of them, and people probably wouldn't even notice the increase in their ticket prices.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Why would you automatically assume a woman who doesn't want to breastfeed in public is puritanical about it? Maybe it just takes longer in public because the baby gets distracted.
    Where did you get puritanical? I said nothing of the sort, nor did I imply it. If a woman wants to breastfeed in private, that's her right, but I don't see the need to build a "quiet room" for it. Just use a blanket, like moms have been doing for years. Sheesh, stop looking for a "bad guy" in every comment. Way to overreact.

    And if she is modest about doing it in public, who are you to say that's wrong? There's nothing wrong with breastfeeding in public, but if a woman wants to do it in private, she should have that option.
    DID I say that it was wrong? No, I didn't. We don't need "hides" to breastfeed. You either do it in public or you do it in private, or you use a blanket.

    Money is not a valid reason not to do this. I don't know exactly how much those little pods cost, but I can buy a 2-person sauna on Amazon for $1,000, and that comes with a glass door, heaters, lights, and a sound system. A plastic soundproofed pod can't cost any more than that. With the operating cost of a large airport in the hundreds of millions per year, you could install a thousand of them, and people probably wouldn't even notice the increase in their ticket prices.
    And I can't imagine it's a plastic soundproofed pod. It's going to be somewhat roomy, with a comfy seat, probably hooked up to the HVAC system.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Seems we don't want children being shocked or offended in this country but, some have no problem offing them before they leave their mother's womb.

    It is sad.
    This has nothing to do with abortion, can you stay on topic?

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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.
    Would YOU want to eat your meal in a dirty, stinky bathroom or have a blanket over YOUR head?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Where did you get puritanical? I said nothing of the sort, nor did I imply it.
    Um, because you replied to a post that said "Americans need to get over the puritanical ridiculousness" with "That was EXACTLY what I was coming in here to say". So I guess you didn't say it, but you certainly implied it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    If a woman wants to breastfeed in private, that's her right, but I don't see the need to build a "quiet room" for it. Just use a blanket, like moms have been doing for years.
    A blanket is neither as private nor as quiet as a separate room that can be locked and completely enclosed. And some babies, mine included, hate being fed with a blanket covering their heads.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    We don't need "hides" to breastfeed. You either do it in public or you do it in private, or you use a blanket.
    You say do it in private, but you're against giving women a private place to do it that isn't a filthy airport bathroom. Make up your mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    And I can't imagine it's a plastic soundproofed pod. It's going to be somewhat roomy, with a comfy seat, probably hooked up to the HVAC system.
    Did you see the picture in the OP? It's a little plastic pod. I actually found an article with a price for them, it's roughly $11,000, which seems high for what it is, but half a dozen of them wouldn't even be a blip in the budget of most airports.

    My point is that there are plenty of valid reasons to install them, and so far I've heard zero valid reasons not to.
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    Re: Should all large and Medium US Airports have Lactation Rooms Nationwide?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    You say do it in private, but you're against giving women a private place to do it that isn't a filthy airport bathroom. Make up your mind.
    I made up my mind about it a long time ago. I don't care where women breastfeed, because seeing a tit flopped out, feeding a baby, doesn't bother me in the least. If it bothers the mom, cover up with a baby blanket. If it bothers other people, turn your head.

    Problem solved. Sheesh.
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