State Offices Near Georgia Capitol Get Lactation Room

Jul 19, 2019

A private room that breastfeeding mothers can use to pump breast milk has opened in a state building near Georgia’s Capitol.

The Atlanta-Journal Constitution reports the lactation room in the James H. “Sloppy” Floyd Building — which houses state agencies and a cafeteria — is the second in state offices in downtown Atlanta.

Another site at a different state building has been open for six years and averages about 355 visits per month.

The new room is open to state employees with a badge, but visitors can access the room through security staff.

Its opening came after state Sen. Jen Jordan, an Atlanta Democrat, introduced legislation requiring a lactation room be provided at the Capitol.

The legislation stalled, but Republican Gov. Brian Kemp helped secure the room nearby.