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Making Space for Breastfeeding

Join Marie and special guest Carrie Andrews, Minority Leader of the Monroe County (NY) Legislature for a discussion of breastfeeding as a public health initiative in need of employee support. Rep. Andrews recently filed legislation to establish a county policy that most buildings “owned, leased or operated by the county to designate a room where mothers can breastfeed or pump breast milk” that is available to both employees and visitors and has a door with a lock on the inside, a chair, a flat surface such as a table, disinfectant wipes, and an electrical outlet. Such a proposal goes above and beyond what’s required under state law but Andrews believes that setting aside a lactation room is achievable in most situations, and desirable in all cases, due to the public health benefits for mothers and children. For more about the Monroe County legislation, see this http://roc.democratandchronicle.com/assets/pdf/A2221865618.PDF

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