By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News
(CHICAGO) A brand new federal law is giving breastfeeding moms a new amenity at most of America’s airports including OHare and Midway.
It’s considered a big victory for Sen. Tammy Duckworth.
Breastfeeding moms now have a right to clean, accessible, private room in every terminal.
Duckworth proposed this in 2015 when she was traveling a lot with her first born, “Finding a clean, private space to breastfeed or pump breast milk in an airport can be burdensome and stressful if not impossible. It’s not uncommon for moms to be directed to a bathroom. We would never ask our fellow-travelers to eat their meals in a bathroom stall, but we ask new mothers to pump breast milk or breastfeed on a public toilet seat.”
Also required are changing tables in both women’s and men’s airport bathrooms.
Trump signed this into law, but Duckworth’s been so mad at him lately, she didn’t thank him.
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