Establish lactation rooms at HJAIA for breastfeeding mothers
  • Petitioned Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA)

Establish lactation rooms at HJAIA for breastfeeding mothers

    1. Petition by

      Monica Ponder

      street, GA

The world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (HJAIA), does not have designated lactation rooms for employees or customers. They ask mothers to feed their children in the restroom or to call in advance to arrange a private room to pump or breastfeed. There is no information or timeline posted on their website when or if lactation rooms will be established.

One of the greatest struggles for breastfeeding mothers is to have our voices heard and accommodations met in order to express milk and feed our children in public places. Women have lobbied and fought for years to establish lactation rooms in their places of employment and public facilities. Only recently have states begun to pass laws that help ensure that mothers have a private place to nurse their children.

This campaign seeks to make the lifestyles of breastfeeding mothers seamless and build public accommodation for lactating mommies. Let's start with HJAIA. www.supporttablefortwo.org

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    • Elizabeth Felter PITTSBURGH, PA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I used to live in Atlanta and use Hartsfield all the time. It would have been great to have a lactation room.. Atlanta IS the home of all kinds of great public health organizations, after all!

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    • Jennifer Choate TECUMSEH, OK
      • almost 3 years ago

      As a nurse, I'm well versed in all the health benefits of breastfeeding. As a Mom, I know how important that bond is. Moms are much happy when they can feed their babies while they work, and they usually miss less work because the babies are healthier.

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    • Laura MacMahon SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      Personally, I breastfed any place I chose. ANY place and if some poor unfortunate soul came up to say one single word to me in protest, they were in for a some serious verbal response. However, this never happened. Not a single time in 2.5 years of nursing. To me this is a non-issue, actually. Women are able to nurse anywhere, any time on demand. Full stop.

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    • Katie Haushalter MAPLE VALLEY, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      It's discrimination to not provide adequate facilities to lactating moms. While I don't have a problem nursing in public, pumping is another issue. Lactating moms don't like being educationists but current laws are making us have to be. Allow us some privacy to feed our children. Breast feed babies are healthier babies - healthier babies have happier and healthier moms. Help promote a healthy place by providing lactation rooms.

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    • Emily Beard DECATUR, GA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am a breastfeeding mom of a 15 month old. I travel frequently and have had to be very strategic in terms of planning my trips around my daughter's schedule so that we don't get "stuck" somewhere where I can't feed her privately, like the main terminal of our local airport. It's time to get progressive Atlanta, get us some rooms!

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