Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate

Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act Introduced in Senate, summarized from Congress

The Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). The bill would require that certain public buildings that are open to the public and contain a public restroom provide a lactation room, other than a bathroom, that is hygienic and is available for use by members of the public to express milk. The lactation room must be shielded from public view, be free from intrusion, and contain a chair, a working surface, and (if the building is supplied with electricity) an electrical outlet. The House version of the bill, H.R. 866, was introduced by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and passed the House by voice vote earlier this month.

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About Margot Mann

A lactation consultant since 1986, representative to the United Nations for the International Lactation Consultant Association for 32 years, past president of the New York Lactation Consultant Association, Vice President for External Affairs for the International Lactation Consultants Association and current faculty of Pediatrics Department, Columbia University. It is a privilege to assist mothers and babies nurse so they can cuddle up and enjoy each other optimally. The extraordinary health benefits to mother, baby and health costs savings to society are nice side benefits to facilitating a most pleasurable way of feeding one's babies.
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