Nursing can be a very special time for bonding between a mother and her baby. While some mothers feel comfortable nursing in any environment, hospitals provide private nursing rooms for the occasion. Hospitals can be very busy places, and the layouts are often unfamiliar to patients. A Lactation Room sign can help mothers easily make their way to a safe place for nursing or breast-pumping.
Lactation Room signs can come in any language. However, it may also be useful to include a recognisable image on the sign, such as of a woman and a baby. There are also other ways of phrasing the sign, for example, "Nursing Room," "Breastfeeding Room" or "Mother's Room." Hospitals often include braille on their signs beneath the text to accommodate the visually impaired.