San Diego International Airport has opened three lactation rooms for nursing mothers traveling through the airport.
The rooms are located post-security — two in Terminal 1 and one in Terminal 2 — and include a hand washing station, electrical outlets, comfortable seating, artwork, a children’s seat and soft lighting.
The rooms offer a quiet, private location for nursing mothers to breastfeed while traveling through the airport.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, babies are increasingly being breastfed because of well-documented health benefits. Some 49 percent of infants born in 2010 were being breastfed at 6 months, up from 35 percent in 2000.
The lactation rooms are part of a growing number of amenities being added by the airport to make the traveling experience more convenient, comfortable and enjoyable.
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