Manila: Manila's international airport in Pasay City has opened a private area for breastfeeding mothers, a senior official said, adding it is part of the government's effort to promote breastfeeding in the Philippines.
"This facility was set up to give mothers a relaxed and secure area where they can nurse their babies free of charge," said airport general manager Alfonso Cusi.
The 32-square-metre breastfeeding station is located after the immigration area for departing passengers. It has four cubicles, each with a bed, swivel chair, drawer, a window and a lockable door, said Cusi, adding the facility was opened in time for the celebration of International Women's Month.
The Philippine Congress recently passed a bill that prevents companies from promoting infant formula.