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Good News for Nursing Moms: A New Law Requires Lactation Rooms at All Major U.S. Airports

For any mom who's ever pumped at the sink because an in-stall outlet was too tough to find, listen up: A new law just passed that requires all major U.S. airports to have a lactation room.

Yep, the mandate—called the Friendly Airports for Mothers Act (FAM) of 2017—says that all large and medium-size airports have to have a room in each building for nursing mothers to pump. More importantly, said room has to be separate from the airport bathroom. (Come on, there's nothing that feels grosser than pumping in the same place the rest of the general population goes to pee.)

There's more: The law also requires that the lactation room have a door that can lock, be fully accessible to anyone with a disability and include seating, a table or other flat surface, plus an electrical outlet. (Just the basics, if you ask us.)

Traveling while carrying a heavy pump is hard enough. An airport that's equipped with a comfortable lactation setup? It's about damn time.

RELATED: The Pumping Hack That Could Save New Moms Hundreds of Hours

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