We use cookies for analytics, advertising and to improve our site. You agree to our use of cookies by closing this message box or continuing to use our site. To find out more, including how to change your settings, see our Cookie Policy.
Accept

Nursing Moms Get A Break Thanks To President Trump - Lactation Stations To Be Required In All U.S. Airports

news latest
October 15, 2018

If you’ve ever traveled with a baby, then you know that to keep him or her content you need a lot of tricks up your sleeve. Nursing moms, especially, have their work cut out for them, especially when the current climate seems to frown upon her feeding her baby in public, the way nature intended.

Time and again, we read about breastfeeding moms being shamed for feeding their children in public, but the same people shaming them are likely to complain if the baby is crying. These days, a conscientious mom can’t win.

https://twitter.com/balleralert/status/1051213750324224000

Personally, when I see a mom nursing her baby, I smile to myself, knowing that the child is receiving the very best food he/she could get. And that the mom is brave enough to defend the baby's right to her food by standing strong when faced with disapproving stares or comments.

https://twitter.com/WNEMTV5news/status/1051887931227590656

Now, thanks to President Trump, things will be a tiny bit easier for nursing moms, especially when they travel by air. And it hasn’t come a moment too soon!

Fox News reports, (Link: ) “A five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration Act was signed by President Trump on Oct. 5, but with a new mandate introduced by Democratic senator Tammy Duckworth that all large and medium-size airports have lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers to nurse or pump by Oct. 1, 2020.”

https://twitter.com/FOXNashville/status/1051880658207993856

What does that mean, exactly? The report goes on to say that “All airports will be obligated to provide a private area with a door that can be locked in each terminal after the security checkpoint for nursing moms. The lactation spaces also must not be in a bathroom and need to be shielded from public view, have a place to sit, an electric outlet and a flat surface, as well as be accessible for those with disabilities.

https://twitter.com/DocGreene/status/1051832314983079936

Some breastfeeding proponents say although this is a step in the right direction, it should by no means construed as a limitation on when and where a mother can feed her child. For the bolder, more self-assured mom, this has never been a problem.

But for those moms who are already feeling doubt and trepidation about performing this perfectly natural function, the new ‘lactation stations’ will be a welcome relief from the stress they feel when traveling in and out of our nation’s airports.

https://twitter.com/TravelLeisure/status/956387441895763969

Next: Twice As Deadly As Polio - New Disease Outbreak Among Minnesota Children Has Health Organizations Terrified