This Thursday, Baja California Governor Marina del Pilar Ávila Olmeda inaugurated a new lactation room located inside the state government building in Mexicali, the state capital. Now, all mothers who work for the Baja California executive branch will be able to use the room.
The governor stated that her objective is to offer suitable spaces for working mothers who need to breastfeed, which is an important activity for all children’s growing development.
She emphasized that, being a working mother herself, she recognizes the importance and need of this kind of facilities, which is why there will be more openings of similar spaces in other government offices in the future.
It should be noted that Marina del Pilar is the first governor to become a mother during her term, setting a precedent in the ability of women to both work and keep track of their children’s needs.
Together with her son, Diego José, as well as Welfare Secretary, Netzahualcóyotl Jáuregui Santillán, and senior official Rocío López Gorosave, the Governor cut the ceremonial opening ribbon and toured the lactation room.
This new area has enough capacity for two users and has all the essential elements that are needed for its use. A bathroom with a changing table for babies is also included, should it be required.
Video: Marina del Pilar opens lactation room in state government building