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San Diego International Airport Goes Breastfeeding-Friendly

San Diego International Airport Goes Breastfeeding-Friendly
Nursing moms flying in and out of San Diego now have private lactation rooms they can use.

Breastfeeding in airports can be a major hassle, but not at San Diego’s Lindbergh Field.

The airport now has three lactation rooms for nursing women: two in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2. They’re located behind security.

Airport spokeswoman Rebecca Bloomfield said the rooms do not resemble a broom closet.

"In fact, these rooms are very comfortable," Bloomfield said. "They’re quiet. They’re private, and they have nice lighting. They also even have a children’s seat. They’re just a very nice place for a nursing mother to sit and relax.”

California law requires all major commercial airports to have lactation rooms by January.

A bill has been introduced in Congress that would make that a nationwide requirement.

In a 2014 survey, published in the journal Breastfeeding Medicine, only 8 percent of U.S. airports reported having private lactation rooms.