NYS Seal For Immediate Release:
March 4, 2008


Legislative Women's Caucus, Legislative Leaders Unveil Innovative, Family Friendly Nursing and Baby Changing Facilities

Newly-Adapted Restrooms Offer Parents Creative Options With State of the Art Facilities

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno and Legislative Women’s Caucus Chair Assemblymember Patricia Eddington at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the installation of nursing and baby changing facilities throughout the Legislative Office Building. Joining them (from left) were Assembly members, Michelle Schimel, Rhoda Jacobs, Ellen Jaffee, Janet L. Duprey, Teresa R. Sayward, Crystal D. Peoples, RoAnn M. Destito and Helene E. Weinstein.

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photo One of nine new nursing and baby changing facilities in the Legislative Office Building made available to the public. Amenities of the newly renovated Nursing Centers include a large, comfortable lounge chair constructed from an antimicrobial vinyl material; a footstool and a “boppy” pillow, to provide additional support for the nursing mother. In addition, baby changing equipment is available in the men’s restrooms on each floor.

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