DSM Airport Installs Nursing and Pumping Pod for Breastfeeding Mothers
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines International Airport has a new addition geared towards new mothers. The Nursing and Pumping Pod, located just past security in the terminal, is the product of a partnership between the airport and UnityPoint Health. "Because of breastfeeding moms, like in the hospitals, we have areas that we have that are just for breastfeeding moms, whether you're visiting or whether you're having testing done, whether you're an employee," says Deborah Tell, Nurse Manager at Iowa Methodist OB/GYN. "And so this is just a continuation from outside of the workplace that we have these places that are clean, they're safe, they're private for moms and for babies."