Mom Spotlight

New York City Launches Lactation Pods

podsNursing got easier in NY City with the addition of several lactation pods placed through the five boroughs of New York City in support of breastfeeding mothers. The lactation pods have a door that lock, a bench, changing table and electrical outlet for mothers to pump.The pods are located at the Queens Hospital Center, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, Staten Island Children’s Museum, the Bronx Zoo and Harlem Hospital Center. Women can breastfeed anywhere in NY State, these pods provide a safe, clean space when a mother desires some privacy to help make breastfeeding easier and more comfortable.

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NYS WIC Celebrates World Breastfeeding Week with various events

World Breastfeeding Week Subway Caravan

Lawmakers, advocates and mothers joined together to launch the annual World Breastfeeding Week Subway Caravan, a ride on the A train to Bedford-Stuyvesant to promote the rights of mothers to breastfeed.The group headed from lower Manhattan to Restoration Plaza in Bed-Stuy to attend a fair sponsored by the Brooklyn Alliance for Breastfeeding Empowerment (BABE). Many WIC staff members and participants joined the caravan.


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