The El Paso Museum of History has joined a growing number of Texas organizations by becoming designated as a breastfeeding-friendly worksite and public space. Breastfeeding-friendly organizations proactively support employees and visitors who choose to breastfeed their infants by providing time, space, and other supports to maintain breastfeeding after returning to work or while visiting the Museum. This designation is one of many initiatives the Museum is working on to be more accessible and welcoming for all visitors.
This new space, which the Museum calls “The Comfort Zone,” offers breastfeeding individuals a private space, other than a restroom, where they can pump or breastfeed; a nursing station and family-friendly space for relaxation; toys for young children; easy access to milk storage; and allows for those with sensory sensitivity to take a break in a calming environment.
The Comfort Zone opened to the public on May 12, 2023. Visitors can ask the Museum’s front desk attendant for more information.
The Comfort Zone at the El Paso Museum of History is made possible with support from the American Heart Association and the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).