Albuquerque International Sunport Debuts Newly Constructed Mothers Nursing Room – August 7, 2018
Today, in conjunction with World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7), The Keller Administration debuted the newly constructed mothers nursing room at the Albuquerque International Sunport. Nursing mothers will soon have a more comfortable experience while traveling thanks to the new nursing room just south of the security checkpoint. The room was furnished by mothers at the Aviation Department and is slated to open to the public next week.
“Making sure moms feel comfortable and welcome to nurse in our city buildings is critical for families,” stated Mayor Tim Keller. “This new room is part of our commitment to an accessible and inclusive city.”
“Traveling can already be stressful for any parent, and providing lactation spaces is primarily important to the health of both infant and parent and help lower some of that stress,” said Monica Esparza, Deputy Director of the New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force. “Creating spaces like these in the Albuquerque airport emphasizes the city’s commitment to not only families visiting, but also to families who call this place home.”
The Sunport’s mothers nursing room is equipped with comfortable furniture for mothers to sit while feeding their children, a changing station, and a sink with mirror. Furnishings were hand-picked by mothers who work in the Aviation Department.
“We are very excited to be unveiling the new mothers’ room here at the Sunport,” said Nyika Allen, Director of Aviation for the City of Albuquerque. “Part of my vision for the airport has been harnessing community feedback, and as the airport’s first female leader it was important to me to provide traveling mothers with a comfortable place for breastfeeding their children.”