On Wednesday, five members of the Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition toured Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Our wonderful tour guides, Kristin Zaits and Alison Plemons, proudly showed us two of the three lactation spaces. Both women have used the spaces and Kristin was instrumental in establishing the rooms and creating the breastfeeding policy. We were impressed with how beautiful, spacious, and functional the rooms are. It's obvious Diablo Canyon values and respects their breastfeeding mothers.
The rooms were spread out around the plant's multiple buildings and have numbered locks only women using the rooms have access to. They reserve the rooms using Outlook and say if they want the room to themselves or don't mind sharing with another woman. The two rooms we toured contained: 2 comfortable chairs, 2 hospital grade pumps, additional pump kits as needed, sink, microwave, multiple electrical outlets, overhead lighting and 2 lamps, refrigerator, tables, mirrors, breastfeeding literature, a partition so two women could use the space at the same time, and were in close proximity to a separate bathroom. Needless to say, we were thrilled to see the wonderful facilities PG&E provides for their employees.