LA Lawmakers Consider "Lactation Rooms"

The Louisiana Legislature will discuss mandating state owned buildings to include specialized "lactation rooms" for breast-feeding moms. House Bill #313 states that toilet stalls are not acceptable places for new moms to feed their infants.

According to the bill, the rooms must include a lockable door, a work surface and chair, a utility sink, storage for cleaning supplies, adequate heating/cooling, and electrical outlets. The bill would not include public buildings built by individual parishes or city school boards. offers tips for moms who are having a hard time finding places to breastfeed. Find the link to that article to the right.