Lactation Suites Now Open in All Concourses at STL
Posted on October 10, 2019 in Media Releases
New Lactation Suite near Gate C9 at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.
Lactation Suites at STL feature sink, power outlets and large counter space.
Lactation Suites at STL feature a full back club chair and moveable arm table.
Lactation Suites at STL feature a full back club chair and moveable arm table along with an ottoman.
Lactation Suites at STL feature additional bench chair seating.
Mothers traveling through St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL) now have a private, dedicated space to nurse or breast pump. Located post-security on all three concourses, near gates A10, C9, and E33, STL’s Lactation Suites are now open.
All Lactation Suites are ADA-compliant and equipped with a sink, power outlets, and a full-back club chair with a moveable arm table. Mothers needing to nurse or breast pump can send a text message to receive a code that will unlock the door. Additional amenities include a moveable ottoman and a bench for additional seating or a place to store travel items during the use of the space. The interior also features modern and calming wall finishes. The exterior walls feature St. Louis inspired digital artwork.
“Lactation Suites have been one of our most-requested amenities from traveling mothers” said Airport Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “These private, quiet spaces are a great addition to our concourses and we are excited to have these completed and support traveling mothers.”
“It was such a relief to have a place to sit with a flat surface to pump in between flights. It was even better to have a sink to wash all of my pump parts!” said Jennifer Nation, of Yukon, OK, who recently traveled through STL and used a Lactation Suite during a brief test period. “Traveling is hard for this working momma, but the dedicated nursing space made my morning better.”
The design of the new Lactation Suites were created in partnership with Arcturis, a St. Louis design and architecture firm.