Comfort and privacy: Lactation station opens at Oakland airport

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OAKLAND (KRON) — Women who breastfeed their babies in public places can get mixed reactions.

A brand new addition to the Oakland airport provides some comfort and privacy to both the mother and baby.

Breastfeeding a baby is a natural thing, but it is not always easy in public. It can be a real challenge for moms and babies who travel.

At the airport, where are you going to find a private spot to breastfeed or pump? At Oakland International Airport, there’s now a lactation station.

It is a private pod, where babies and moms can breastfeed in peace. No stares or glares, just quiet time.

Four-month-old Maya and her mom Maren tried it out for the first time. Right now, these lactation suites are in both Terminal 1 and 2.

They are the first in California, and so far, they are a big hit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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