Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Brooklyn Borough Hall to open a brand-new lactation lounge in New York City’s largest Breastfeeding Empowerment Zone.
“Our new Lactation Lounge is suited to encourage greater breastfeeding amongst mothers that live in, work in, and visit the Downtown Brooklyn area, a hub of public life for our city,” said Adams. “We know that breastfeeding is a crucial component of a healthy young life, a natural act that strengthens both mother and child. My office is committed to advancing this public health imperative, and the Lactation Lounge is a permanent space to further that commitment.”
Studies show that breastfeeding has significant health benefits for both mother and child, protecting infants from bacteria and viruses as well as resulting in fewer ear, respiratory and urinary tract infections. Mothers who breastfeed have a reduced risk of pre-menopausal breast cancer and osteoporosis... [ read more ]