THE Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) was recognized as a Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place by the Philippine Pediatric Society during the 7th Breastfeeding Congress and the 1st Asia-Pacific Breastfeeding Conference held in Edsa Shangri-La Hotel Wednesday, August 7.
The Breastfeeding Friendly Public Place award recognizes the efforts of MCIA in providing a welcoming and safe space for breastfeeding mothers and their families at the airport.
“The baby care room was one of the significant changes introduced to MCIA after we had our first Airport User’s Forum (AUF) and this award recognizes the result of that successful collaboration. Moreover, this is a testament of our commitment to continue transforming MCIA as the world’s friendliest resort-themed airport,” said GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corporation (GMCAC) chief executive advisor Andrew Acquaah-Harrison.
Through the feedback and insights gathered from the AUF, the baby care room was redesigned into a welcoming, clean, and friendly facility where mothers
can safely and comfortably attend to their children.
The baby care room in MCIA’s Terminal 1 was opened in May 2016. It features four breastfeeding cubicles with curtain partitions to provide privacy. It also has lavatories for handwashing and sanitizing breast milk containers, a refrigerator and a microwave oven for storing and reheating breast milk, and nappy changing stations.
A flight information display system monitor was also installed inside so mothers can keep track of their flights without having to get out from the baby care room.
Aside from traveling mothers, the facility is also available for mothers who are working at the airport.
It is open daily and can be found in Terminals 1 and 2. (PR)