New mother's room opens in the Children's Center

Ribbon cutting marks addition of 19th such facility on the East Baltimore campus

An HR team cuts the ribbon on the new mother's room

Image caption: Jessica Borowski, Ian Reynolds, Meg Stoltzfus, Jeanne Lovy, Kris Lukish, Redonda Miller, Shereen Jahed, Meredith Stewart, and April Floyd make the new mother’s room official.

Credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

A new resource on the East Baltimore campus is available to employees who need to express breast milk while at work. Room 4462 in the Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center is a newly established mother's room equipped with four private stations, hospital-grade breast pumps, and a vending machine that dispenses breastfeeding-related items.

The room opened with a ribbon-cutting on Tuesday, May 14.

An overview of Room 4462 showing its vending machine dispensing breastfeeding-related items.

Image caption: Room 4462 has four private stations and a vending machine dispensing breastfeeding-related items.

Image credit: Will Kirk / Johns Hopkins University

Remarks were delivered by Redonda Miller, president of Johns Hopkins Hospital; Kris Lukish, vice president for human resources at Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Jeanne Lovy, JHU's director of family support services. Miller cited mother's rooms such as Room 4462 and the broader Breastfeeding Support Program as key strategies for supporting and engaging working mothers at Johns Hopkins.

The opening of the new facility brings to 19 the number of mother's rooms now available to employees on the East Baltimore campus.

More information on the Breastfeeding Support Program is available online. Register to use the mother's rooms and receive automatic information to access them here.

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