LOCKPORT – For the third consecutive year, the Niagara County Health Department is hosting a breastfeeding and baby care depot at the Niagara County Fair, which continues through Sunday at the County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave., Lockport. It’s located in a blue, air conditioned trailer next to the Administration Building.
“Mothers tell us if we did not have these accommodations, they would have stayed home rather than nurse in a hot car or put the baby under a hot blanket,” said Elaine Roman, the Health Department’s director of planning and emergency preparedness, as well as a nurse and a certified lactation consultant.
“The Niagara County Fair is the largest annual community event held in our county, and it is essential that mothers know there will be accommodations that allow them to safely and comfortably breastfeed,” said Cathy Lovely Maloney, executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension, which organizes the fair.
The trailer has a refrigerator for mothers to store fresh breast milk, a sink for washing hands, power, and a dual baby changing station, separate from the feeding room. Wegmans, Tops and Walmart donated baby care supplies.