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Woman: Airline suggested I pump breast milk in pet area

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CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) -- A woman who flew from Boston to Washington says staff with United Airlines at Dulles Airport suggested she pump her breast milk in the pet relief area.

Liz Meagher Cooper, the mom of a 4-month-old, tells WFXT-TV in Boston that after she left the plane early Monday at Washington's Dulles, she asked a woman at the counter where she could pump.

Cooper says the woman told her she could use the bathroom, which Cooper rejected as unsanitary. Cooper says the woman then suggested the pet relief area.

A spokesman for Dulles says the airport does not have dedicated nursing areas, but is working to develop such lounges.

A spokesman for United said the airline will reach out to Cooper to apologize for not providing "more suitable accommodations."

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