Friday, May 6, 2016

SAT Airport New Lactation Stations

In an effort to accommodate the needs of Mothers and families traveling through SAT, the San Antonio International Airport has added two additional “lactation stations” post security, in each terminal. Nursing Mothers can locate the new Lactation Stations by following way finding signage marked with the international breast feeding symbol.
“Just in time for the busy summer travel season, SAT is providing a much-desired amenity for traveling families,” says Tom Jones, San Antonio Aviation Director, “Mothers will find the lactation station a clean, calm and comfortable place to nurse and care for their babies.”
SAT currently has a pre-security nursing room located in Terminal A but decided to add the lactation stations post security to accommodate more passengers.  The stations are freestanding, ADA compliant kiosks with seating and a power-supply to plug in a pump or an entertainment device with additional space for luggage or a stroller. The stations give nursing mothers a safe, clean, functional, private and relaxing space to pump or nurse when they are away from home or work.
SAT’s lactation suites are manufactured by Mamava, a Vermont-based company dedicated to transforming the culture of breastfeeding.
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