The Kansas State Capitol joined a growing number of Kansas workplaces that support breastfeeding mothers by opening a new, separate and private lactation room in the Capitol building (Room 186B-N).

Staff and visitors to the capitol who wish to use the rooms are encouraged to ask volunteers at the Visitor’s Center for help and information in locating the rooms.

“We are extremely proud to add the Capitol Building to the growing list of over 330 award-winning worksites in Kansas and to join the rest of the nation in recognizing the need to normalize and support breastfeeding,” said Brenda Bandy, Executive Director of the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition (KBC).

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Brenda Bandy, Governor-Elect Laura Kelly, House Majority Leader Don Hineman, Representative Horn, Representative Ward, KDHE Deputy Secretary for Public Health Ashley Goss, John Wilson, Vice President of Advocacy, Kansas Action for Children and Tom Day Director of Legislative Administration.