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New Mother's Room at Mower County Free Fair

The space allows privacy for moms who want it, to breastfeed their babies inside and in air conditioning.

Posted: Aug. 8, 2018 8:52 PM

MOWER COUNTY, Minn. – Moms with newborns know the struggle of breastfeeding in public, and the Mower County Free Fair is trying to make it a little easier.

This year, their office building is home to a new mother’s room.

The space allows privacy for moms who want it, to breastfeed their babies inside and in air conditioning.

It also provides safety for moms with multiple kids.

“If you are out in public and trying to keep track of a two-year-old too, it can be very difficult,” Chris Weis, the community health specialist for Mower County, said. “Having this as a secure, safe place for their other children is always a bonus.”

The room is funded by State Health Improvement Partnerships, also known as SHIP.

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