Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden now offers a new amenity
that will make a new mother's visit to the Zoo more
comfortable and worry free.
The Nursing Nook, located in the Kley Building, recently
opened to provide a private and climate controlled room
where nursing mothers can feed their baby and entertain any
older children in private.
The Nursing Nook was supported by the grant Communities
Putting Prevention to Work, from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC), the move•ment and Upgrade
campaigns, and The Women's Hospital.
Data collected from births at The Women's Hospital in
Newburgh indicate that during their hospital stay, between
75 percent and 80 percent of new mothers choose
breastfeeding. Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden's goal is
to accommodate these families and give them the best
overall experience possible when they visit.