Our huge, famous local children's museum - a definite tourist attraction for our city - just invested millions, re-vamping its 5-and-under wing. I visited it for the first time yesterday, with my 5-year-old. Overall, it was a marvelous renovation, with a significant emphasis on nature: the decorations, playthings and even sound-effects are all nature-based, as are the two new walls of windows letting in natural light.
In my mind, one thing that would be natural and obvious to that setting would be some comfortable rockers for nursing mothers, especially in the large, gated area designed for infants and toddlers. Instead, there are 3 windowless doors in the corner of the exhibit with large, colorful signs: "Family Restroom", "Family Restroom" and "Mothers' Room". I know from the members' newsletter that it's a "comfortable and private" breastfeeding room. Seriously? Not only do they expect a mom to make her other little ones stop playing so they can all go somewhere to hide, while she nurses one of them; but the door can't even have the word "breast-" on it? Sheesh.