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UNM’s lactation stations held up as example for colleges

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The University of New Mexico has installed 21 “lactation stations” on campus for breastfeeding mothers, and the state’s other universities may be following its lead.

KRQE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RWKobc ) that the university also has a new lactation policy and a breastfeeding support group. Women on the campus say the lactation stations are a huge relief and prevent the need to breastfeed or pump in restrooms.

The New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force is impressed with UNM’s lactation policy and wants to use it as an example for other colleges and universities in the state. The Task Force’s workplace liaison, MJ Vargas, says the policy helps reduce the disparity for moms going back to school.

Central New Mexico Community College and New Mexico State University have also added lactation stations.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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