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North Dakota gets lactation suites for nursing mothers

October 7, 2017

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — Suites for nursing and breastfeeding mothers are being installed in North Dakota airports other facilities through a state Health Department grant to the North Dakota Breastfeeding Coalition.

The first suite was installed last month in Minot, he Minot Daily News reported. They cost $16,000 to construct.

It has electrical hookups for pumps and phone chargers. The door locks to the outside when the suite is in use and there’s space in the suites to include a young child.

BriAnna Wanner is with the coalition. She said the suite is the first of five to be installed at airports in the state.

Wanner said having the suites in airports will enable mothers to pump or feed their babies during flight stops.

Grand Forks and Bismarck airport terminals will each get one suite. Two suites will be installed in the Fargo terminal, and the Williston airport will also be getting a suite when its terminal construction is completed. The Fargodome and the Roosevelt Park Zoo are also getting the suites installed. The zoo’s suite is expected to be installed by the spring.


Information from: Minot Daily News, http://www.minotdailynews.com

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