HMCS Regina has set up a nursing/pumping room on the first deck of building D83, in the back corner of their shore office. The room has everything lactating persons need to pump and store their breast milk.
“New mothers now have a safe, private space where they can perform a very natural bodily function – pumping the breast milk they may still be producing,” says A/SLt Melissa Boulanger of HMCS Regina.
The rooms were established following Canadian Forces General Messages (CANFORGEN) 116/21 – “Support to Members Pumping and/or Nursing”, released last July. It directs Commanding Officers to put in place a lactation plan that includes a minimum of one lactation room for every 400 personnel.