The Dayton International Airport (DAY) supports traveling families. For mothers of young children, DAY has taken new steps to ensure comfortable, convenient travel.
“There can be an additional level of anxiety that comes with being a nursing mother traveling through an airport,” said Terry Slaybaugh, Director of Aviation at DAY. “We want families to know they are welcome, and we will do everything within our power to take some of that anxiety away.”
DAY has two dedicated Family Rooms—one in each concourse—to give mothers a private place to calm, rock, nurse, pump or anything they need to provide comfort and nourishment to their children. Located at Concourse A, just pass the Starbucks and before Gate A21 and on Concourse B near Gate B13, the Family Rooms provide a comfortable chair in a soothing environment. Mothers do not need to do anything additional to take advantage of the new rooms. However, waiting may be required when the rooms are in use since each room has a lock on the door for privacy.
“We are more than happy to be able to provide this amenity here,” Slaybaugh said. “Mothers have done so much to take care of all of us, it only seems right that we at the airport do what we can to take care of them as well.”