Valley Point shopping centre has a spacious and nicely decorated nursing mothers room. The room is furnished with a cushioned diaper changing station, a sink and a hot and cold water dispenser. The breastfeeding room within the main nursing area contains an armchair, with a curtain that can be drawn for privacy. There are however no electrical points in the room.
LOCATION: Level 1, near the handicapped toilet
HOURS: 7AM - 11PM Daily
Sink: Yes Bottle warmer: No Hot water and cold water dispenser: Yes Electrical power point: Yes, but it's outside the main nursing area. High chair: No
Other Amenities: Padded chair for nursing Padded changing mat Separate cubicles with curtain.
CON: The biggest drawback is that while it does have an electrical power point, it's outside the nursing room cubicles. It's not convenient to express milk in the baby changing area outside, as the door to the room is frosted glass and you won't get much privacy, but it's up to you if you don't mind. It is only suitable if you have a manual or battery-powered breast pump.
Fathers welcome?: Yes. But be aware there may be a nursing mother hidden behind the curtain.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.