Moms push for lactation rooms at Atlanta's airport

Discussion in 'ATL | Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport' started by sobore, Mar 18, 2013.  |  Print Topic

  1. sobore
    Original Member

    sobore Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,421
    Likes Received:
    33,847
    Status Points:
    16,520
    http://www.11alive.com/news/article/283776/3/Moms-push-for-lactation-rooms-at-Atlantas-airport

    Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is on a course to become more family-friendly by building a nursing station for moms to pump or breastfeed.
    Right now nursing moms have to call ahead to reserve a private room or use the bathrooms.

    "You won't believe it. They don't have lactation rooms here," said Sojourner Grimmett, a mother of two young boys who began focusing on the airport two years ago.
    Grimmett posted a petition online asking the airport to establish lactation rooms. She also developed a social media campaign called "Table for Two" using images of models eating in bathrooms.

    "The whole idea is you wouldn't eat in a bathroom," Grimmett told 11Alive's Jennifer Leslie. "You wouldn't want a mom to feed her child in a restroom or pump in a bathroom."

    Grimmett was able to breastfeed her younger son for 15 months.
    At the time she worked at the Atlanta campus of the Savannah College of Art and Design, which created a lactation room when she returned from maternity leave.

    Read More: http://www.11alive.com/news/article/283776/3/Moms-push-for-lactation-rooms-at-Atlantas-airport
     
    flyingdawg and uggboy like this.
  2. uggboy
    Original Member

    uggboy Gold Member

    Messages:
    50,182
    Likes Received:
    133,438
    Status Points:
    20,020
    Good call, Atlanta should deliver it to them.
     
    flyingdawg likes this.
  3. Bay Pisco Shark
    Original Member

    Bay Pisco Shark Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,557
    Likes Received:
    2,072
    Status Points:
    1,270
    Well, everyone else eats in the terminal, and nursing infants should also be able to. If other travelers are offended, they should keep their offense to themselves. I can see if mothers want a private place to pump, however.
     
    flyingdawg likes this.
  4. guberif

    guberif Silver Member

    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Status Points:
    825
    From our experience, it's much better to save the breastfeeding for takeoff and landing. Totally helps with the ears and the pressure.
     
    flyingdawg likes this.

Share This Page