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Lactation room for breastfeeding women opens in Capitol

January 13, 2019

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Women needing to breastfeed their babies at the Kansas Capitol now have a room set aside just for them.

The private lactation room on the first floor of the Statehouse was unveiled on Friday.

Gov.-elect Laura Kelly said Friday she thought it was about time the State Capitol joined more than 300 work sites across the state that provided accommodations for breastfeeding employees. She says the room makes the Statehouse “a 21st century employer.”

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Kelly said her administration will study creating breastfeeding areas in other state office buildings.

Kelly, who will be inaugurated Monday, said she was honored that opening the lactation room was “sort of my very first official act.”


Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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