The Minot Airport unveiled a lactation station today for new moms with nursing babies.
The North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition provided Minot as well as Bismarck, Fargo, and Grand Forks with these suites to give mothers a chance to breastfeed or pump before getting on their flights. Airport Director Rick Feltner says this provides more privacy for mothers and their children.
“It gives them a great option rather than being out in public, you know really the attitude about going into restrooms and obviously we have family restrooms, you know restrooms aren't really appropriate places to feed babies or have to pump and so this is just going to provide more comfort for them,” says Feltner.
The lactation suite is open to the public.