Nursing Nooks / Public places with private spaces for breastfeeding
We know. We know. Under Texas law, you are free to breastfeed your baby anywhere, but that doesn’t mean you’re comfortable doing so. For many moms (and their babies), breastfeeding requires some quiet, privacy and comfort — which can sometimes be difficult to find in the public arena. Instead of hiding your child (and your bosom) under a hot cover or feeding him in a bathroom stall, duck into one of these nursing-friendly spots around town.
Babies R Us
Find the spacious nursing room (big enough for 2-3 moms and their little ones) at Babies R Us (next to the bathrooms at most locations) furnished with a rocking chair, loveseat and changing table. If you need a sink, you’ll have to go to the bathroom.
Buy Buy Baby
Buy Buy Baby’s nursing room (for two moms and babies) is outfitted with gliders, bassinets, a changing station and outlets. There’s no sink, but the bathroom is nearby.
Nordstrom ladies’ lounges set the right mood for a cozy nursing session: comfortable seating options and soft lamp lighting as opposed to harsh overhead lights. Plus, there are ample outlets for pumping moms, and the attached bathroom provides changing tables and sinks.
North East Mall
In North East Mall’s nursing room on the first level near the food court, you’ll find a rocking chair, large changing station and an outlet.
NorthPark boasts several private nursing rooms with extra wide seats, electrical outlets, padded changing tables and sinks. Find nursing rooms on the ground level between Bread Winners and Microsoft and on the second floor between Nordstrom and Macy’s.
The bathrooms near the food court and carousel at Stonebriar have a separate nursing area furnished with a rocking chair, and there are changing rooms and sinks nearby too. There’s an additional nursing space downstairs by the family restrooms near Vera Bradley.
Flying the Friendly Skies
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
If you’re traveling out of terminal A, B or E at DFW Airport, you’re in luck. Near Gates A18, B40 and E14, the airport offers nursing rooms with comfortable leather chairs, rocking chairs, changing tables and sinks. Plus, there’s a lactation room for moms who just need to pump. Call the number below to access the room codes, which change monthly to ensure safety.
Dallas Love Field
Dallas Love Field’s nursing room is small but sufficient. Two leather recliners, a sink, outlets and a changing table decorate the private room next to the first women’s bathroom on your right after you go through security.
Out and About with the Fam
Sneak away to the comfort station in the guest services building beside the gift shop at the Dallas Zoo, where you’ll find a futon sofa, rocking chair and changing station.
Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History offers a designated room for breastfeeding moms in the Innovation Studios area. The room holds a wingback chair, a sink and outlets.
Fort Worth, 817/255-9300
Kimbell Art Museum
The Kimbell’s private nursing room is in the lower-level restroom by the Piano Auditorium in the Renzo Piano Pavilion. Use the chair, sink and changing table. And if you just need to pump, store your milk in the room’s refrigerator until you leave.
Fort Worth, 817/332-8451
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Make the trek to level four of the Perot Museum to find the nursing nook, which has outlets for pumping and benches for feeding. While there’s no changing table or sink, there are nearby bathrooms on the same level.
Watermark Community Church
At Watermark Community Church, four moms can nurse simultaneously, each in their own mothers’ room equipped with padded chairs, outlets and doors that lock.