The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (IATA: SDF) has opened a Mother’s Room. Located on Concourse A, it offers travelling mums a private lactation space, complete with changing areas to care for their children. The facility has a large common area with three private, individual suites with their own locking door. Each individual suite was designed with privacy and comfort in mind by including dimming lights, changing station and plenty of electrical outlets with USB ports. There is also one semi-private suite that mirrors the amenities of the three individual spaces. The common area includes counter space complete with a sink, microwave, additional changing station and a flight display so mums can easily track the status of their flight. Designed with the travelling mom in mind, the Mother’s Room is open and available to anyone who needs to care for a child.
Darrell Watson, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for the Louisville Regional Airport Authority commented: “We are thrilled to open the Mother’s Room at Louisville Muhammad Ali International. This is something our travellers said they wanted, and we listened. The customer experience at our airport is essential, and it’s wonderful that we can now provide a calm, quiet, soothing space for nursing mothers when travelling.”
To help ensure the needs of mothers and those with children were met, airport officials worked with various local mother’s groups, including MothersEsquire, to provide feedback throughout the project.
“I applaud the Airport Authority for sending a loud and clear message today of support for women and families by providing this warm, comfortable and welcoming Mother’s Room at the Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, which keeps with our mentality to be a Compassionate City,” said Michelle Browning Coughlin, founder of MothersEsquire and partner at Wyatt Tarrant & Combs law firm.