Mothers in uniform get room on base to nurse young
Sat, 11 May 2013 23:12:48 GMT —
BY SUSANNE M. SCHAFER, Associated Press
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) - Nursing women at a major Army headquarters in South Carolina don't have to hide in a rest room if they want to breast-feed their babies or express milk for their young.
Women soldiers and civilian employees as well as spouses visiting the headquarters are celebrating the very low-tech room. This $100 million command center now has a room set up exclusively to support nursing mothers, just as moms everywhere celebrate Mother's Day on Sunday.
Army spouse Dianna Troyer says she's excited the Army installation has allowed a lactation room, which she can use when attending family support dinners and events. Troyer thinks the room will encourage more women to nurse their infants.
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