ST. LOUIS ( -- Lambert Airport is making it easier for new mothers to travel.

Crews have finished construction on lactation suites near gates A10, C9 and E33.

Lactation Suite at Lambert

Lactation Suite at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

There are three in a post-security space, featuring a sink, power outlets, and a full back club chair with a moveable arm table. Mothers who need to nurse or use a breast pump can send a text message to receive a code what will unlock the door. 

“The design, amenities and ambiance of the spaces are based on a combination of new federal regulations as well as feedback from passengers and focus groups,” said airport director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “These spaces will provide a private, dignified location to breastfeed or breast pump for mothers traveling through the Airport.”

The suites were originally set to open by mid-August but instead opened in early October, a year ahead of the FAA deadline for medium and large airports.

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