Borough Hall creates private room for breastfeeding mothers

A new room at Borough Hall will now offer a private place for mothers to breastfeed their babies.

A new room at Borough Hall will now offer a private place for mothers to breastfeed their babies. (4/16/15)

BROOKLYN - A new room at Borough Hall will now offer a private place for mothers to breastfeed their babies.

The room is outfitted with a hospital-grade breast pump, rocking chairs and educational reading materials.

Borough President Eric Adams says that he wants City Council to pass a bill that would require all city government buildings to have similar spaces.

Adams says that a private space for breastfeeding mothers is necessary because of the social stigma that exists against women breastfeeding in public.

The new room opens on May 10, Mother’s Day.

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