New public breastfeeding station opens in Brooklyn’s Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhoodBy Mason White 3:07 PM May 22, 2014
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By: Sanvi Rizvi
Brooklyn mothers who are looking for a comfortable place to breastfeed their babies, will now have a public facility on Fulton Street.
The first public breastfeeding station of Brooklyn opened on Tuesday.
Activists hope that the stigma of public nursing will stop, but meanwhile, the more places new mothers have to whip out their breasts the better. “As parents of six children, my wife and I understand how hard it is to find a clean and comfortable place to breastfeed a child in Brooklyn,” Councilman Robert Cornegy said.
“We also know that many mothers are ashamed to feed their children in public,” he added. The new breastfeeding station, which is located on Fulton Street, is equipped with chairs, pamphlets on breastfeeding and most importantly, a private area.
The room also doubles as a mom dairy, offering breast pumps and a fridge for mother to store their milk until they are ready to head home. “The breastfeeding station is really important,” supporters who came to the opening ceremony, said.