BROOKLYN - City Councilman Robert Cornegy has opened a "lactation station" in his new office to help women avoid breastfeeding in public.

The office, located at 1360 Fulton St., has a room open to any woman who needs to breastfeed her baby.

One resident who is a working mother and student says it's hard to find a place to sit down and nurse her baby. She says she thinks the breastfeeding room is a great idea.

The lactation station comes equipped with chairs, breast pumps and a refrigerator to store milk.

Councilman Cornegy says the goal is to promote breastfeeding while supporting working mothers in the borough.