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United Told Mom to Pump in Pet Area

A nursing mom took to Twitter Monday after a United Airlines employee reportedly offered her space in a pet relief area at Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) as a place to pump. When Liz Meagher Cooper stepped off of her flight Monday to pump for her 4-month-old child, the airline employee at the counter directed her to the bathroom. Once Cooper mentioned the bathroom was not sanitary, the worker suggested she use the airport’s pet relief center.

In response to the situation, an airport representative said, “Our teams at Washington Dulles International Airport are working to develop dedicated lounges to accommodate nursing mothers, which will be in place later this year.”

United said it will reach out to apologize to Cooper for not being able to provide her with the proper accommodations.

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[Photo: Liz Cooper Twitter]

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mre5765 October 9, 2015

Is there a federal mandate that airports provide lactation rooms ? Why is it United's problem to make up for a deficiency at IAD?

RDC October 8, 2015

Let's see: How about to a dedicated lounge to accommodate nursing mothers, for which United Airlines apparently if belatedly understands there is a need. Duh.

starflyer October 7, 2015

Where did this woman expect to be directed?