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November 24th 2014:Airports Unfriendly for Breastfeeding Travelers

A recent phone survey of customer service reps from 100 U.S. airports found that 62 felt their airport was “breastfeeding friendly.” Breastfeeding mothers are unlikely to agree; only 37 had any designated lactation space—and 25 were restrooms. Those would not meet the criteria of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which specifies that the employers provide breastfeeding mothers with a space that is not a restroom, is shielded from view, and is free from intrusion. Since many mothers pass through airports (including 55.8 percent of employed women with a child under 1, as well as ai

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Joan Ortiz

Joan Ortiz is co-founder of Limerick, Inc. and President of the award-winning Limerick Workplace Lactation Program, overseeing the organization’s Lactation Consultants and Registered Nurses. Joan earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Mount Saint Mary's College (Los Angeles, CA) and certificates for Lactation Consultant (CLC) and Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) from UCLA. She is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) who developed one of the most comprehensive workplace breastfeeding support models available proven effective in a study published in the Journal of Pediatric Nursing (2004). Her goals are to provide scientific information and v
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