Fort Lauderdale

Lactation Stations Open At Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

New moms will find new places for one-on-one time with their babies at Fort Lauderdale's main airport.

The airport just opened six lactation suites across four terminals, most are beyond security checkpoints.

"It's you and your baby, it's bonding time," said Elizabeth Arroyo, who nurses her five-month-old son, Daniel. She also has a two-year-old son, Derek, and there's room for him in the "Baby Oasis" where she feels more comfortable than nursing out in the open.

"You have people, like staring at you, but in there it's just you and the baby," she said.

Mark Gale, Airport CEO and Director of Aviation, said the private pods are something nursing mothers have been asking for on social media.

"We want to celebrate nursing mothers," he said.

He noted mothers are welcome to nurse anywhere, and hopes to add more pods to give mothers more options for privacy.

"If mama feels comfortable, then the baby will feel comfortable," said Arroyo.

You can download the "Mamava" app for locations at FLL and elsewhere.

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