PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Zoo and St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children are partnering to offer a nursing station for human mothers.
The mother’s nursing suite is more of a booth. It’s a place where women can go and nurse or pump in a clean and private place.READ MORE: Sharon Hill Police Officers Charged With Manslaughter In Fatal Shooting Of 8-Year-Old Fanta Bility
It has an electrical outlet, a mirror, a shelf and places to sit. When you lock the door an “in-use” message appears.
And word travels fast. Chrissy McConnell used the suite shortly after the ribbon cutting event.READ MORE: Flyers Drop 9th Straight Game After Blowing Late Third-Period Lead To Islanders
“All you want to do is just make what your baby needs.”
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“It lifts you up. It gives you a private place to pump and you don’t feel like you are intruding on anyone. You don’t feel like someone is going to walk in on you. It’s just nice to have the privacy.”
She says she would like to see more public places have the private places to nurse and pump.MORE NEWS: 'Water Was Completely Above The Ceiling': Queen Village Businesses Still Struggling After July Water Main Break
The nursing suite is situated in the lobby of the Rare Animal Conservation Center at the zoo.