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Lactation Rooms on the Capitol Complex

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Lactation Rooms on the Capitol Complex

There are eight lactation rooms available for use on the Capitol Complex. Each room is equipped with a chair, sink (except Workforce Development), and a surface for equipment and educational materials.

The rooms are located at:capital

  • Capitol
  • Grimes
  • Hoover
  • Lucas
  • Public Safety
  • Wallace (2 rooms)
  • Workforce Development

What is a lactation room?

A lactation room provides a private place where employees can go to nurse their babies or pump their breast milk to take home for later use.

Why have lactation rooms?

Lactation rooms provide support for women who choose to continue breastfeeding when they return to work.

Benefits of Breastfeeding

For Mom

  • Fewer missed days of work as breastfed babies are healthier
  • Lower incidence of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Saves money in the family budget

For Baby

  • Lower incidence of ear and respiratory infections
  • Fewer allergies
  • Protects against SIDS

For the Department

  • Less time off used by breastfeeding employees since their babies will be healthier
  • Less staff turnover; a working mother who can successfully continue to breastfeed will be happier with her job
  • Saves health care dollars as breastfeed babies have fewer doctor visits and are admitted to the hospital less often

Contacts for the Capitol, Hoover, Lucas and Wallace Buildings

Nicole Newman (primary contact)
515-281-4545
Nicole.Newman@idph.iowa.gov

Nikki Davenport
515-725-2642
Nikki.Davenport@idph.iowa.gov

Kimberly Stanek
515-281-7119
Kimberly.Stanek@idph.iowa.gov

Contact for Grimes

Marcia Krieger
515-281-5293
ED.Conference@iowa.gov

Linda Choate
515-281-3038
ED.Conference@iowa.gov

Kayli Burkhart
515-281-3411

Contact for Department of Public Safety Building

515-725-6001

Contact for Iowa Workforce Development

515-281-7023