New Breast Feeding Rooms Coming To Montgomery County Moms

By Brad Segall

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — The Montgomery County Commissioner’s Office asked employees for their suggestions on how to improve working conditions in the county, and one of the suggestions that is being implemented shows they are family friendly.

Commissioner Josh Shapiro says two employees from the planning commission asked for a place where new moms who are breast feeding their babies could get some privacy. Shapiro says the county will soon have rooms in three locations, providing a welcoming environment for working mothers.

“Mothers–whether they are at HSC (Human Services Center) or whether they are at the courthouse or whether they are here at One Montgomery–will have a comfortable place to go and be able to pump milk for their children,” Shapiro says.

He also says there’s not much cost to retrofitting the rooms, which were either not being used or underutilized. They are using county staff to do the work, and they already have the materials and furniture. They’re also checking to see if these rooms make sense in any other county buildings.

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  • Grapost

    As long as it cost little or nothing then I have not problem with it but when in runs into the thousand of dollars it’s a waste of money simply because the rooms would used so little.

    How often is there actually a need for these rooms? I’m sure the number of nursing women per year who would actually need to untilze them would be very low. It’s not like the County Buildings are overrun with nursing employees and residents on a regular basis.

    It would be like handicapped parking spaces at malls and shopping centers where there are way too many spaces set aside than are actually needed to accomdate handicapped people.

    If the rooms are going to be unused and unoccupied 95% of the time there is no justification for spending thousands of dollars to provide and maintain them.

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