High school unveils room for breastfeeding mothers

FRESNO, CA - Students and staff at a California high school will now have a more private space to nurse their children.
The breastfeeding friendly space opened Friday morning on the campus.

The money to build the room was funded through First Five Fresno County's grant program.

The room was redone so mothers can breastfeed their babies or pump.

One student mother on campus says this is a great opportunity for new mothers on the school's campus.

Fresno high senior Mariah Castaneda said, "It gives you time to bond with your baby, you're not at home, but you are still here at school. I wish they would have had it when I had my first son because it would have gave me like -- not pressured me -- but encouraged me to breastfeed him more."

Fresno High School is one of several organizations across Fresno County awarded the grant.

Those places include Gong's Market in Sanger, Fresno City Hall and Fresno State.

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