Students, University work to make campus more welcoming for nursing moms
Published on January 17 2013
It started with a conundrum and a course project.
Now, thanks to two nursing students raising the issue that the Brock campus should be more hospitable to nursing mothers, the University is making it easier for new moms to breastfeed.
Emily Skinkle and Ferdose Nasser took on the cause last fall after Skinkle started her fourth year in September with her then three-month-old son Kieyan in tow.
When it was time to nurse the smiley boy or use a breast pump when she was away from him, Skinkle’s options for a quiet, private place to do it were typically limited to accessible washrooms.
It was a cumbersome, unsanitary setting with no place to sit, no way to use a breast pump and it kept a washroom, needed by others, occupied for an extended time.