Room creates private space for nursing mothers

Chrysler Hall TowerA room in Chrysler Hall Tower will provide a quiet, private space for breastfeeding mothers.

The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility has set aside a room in Chrysler Hall Tower for breastfeeding mothers.

It is meant to provide a space for parents to feed their children without distraction, says Amanda Emery, a political science major working as the office’s outreach co-ordinator.

“Although breastfeeding is perfectly acceptable anywhere on campus, the room allows privacy and a quiet space for those who are searching for it, not to mention the amenities allow storage throughout the day,” she says.

Among those amenities are a refrigerator, microwave oven, electric kettle and comfortable seating, with a washroom nearby. The room — 320 Chrysler Hall Tower — is kept locked. Users may obtain electronic passes from the receptionist in room 325.

For more information or to gain access, contact Janet Mora at ohrea@uwindsor.ca or 519-253-3000, ext. 3400.