Lactation Information

Finding a Space

NOTICE: While central administration is preparing to make a broad base appeal to university units to identify spaces that can be available to nursing mothers, we have identified the following rooms as available options at this time.

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Entry Foyer, next to room W107

Strickler Hall
Room 248A
Email or call (502) 852-8976 to reserve the space

College of Education & Human Development
Woodford R. & Harriett B. Porter Building - Room 108
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Contact Margaret Pentacost (room 140) or Shavon Wagner (room 124) to schedule room or get a key

School of Engineering
Duthie Center - Room 106K
Room is unlocked but must be scheduled. To do so, call 852-1033.

Grawemeyer Hall
2nd Floor Lounge/Restroom

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

School of Law
2nd Floor of Law Library in Women's Restroom

Available Same Hours as Law Library. For questions, call 852-6358.

Shumaker Research Building
Room 138
To schedule call Mary Watson at 852-1640
Monday - Friday
8am - 5pm

Stevenson Hall
Room 107
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

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School of Dentistry
Room 221A

Room is unlocked (access is available as long as building is open).

School of Nursing
K Building - Room 3065
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm
Contact Karen Rose at 852-5825 for access

Kornhauser Building
Private room off of ladies restroom next to Kornhauser Auditorium. Open 24 hours a day.
Open 24 hours a day. After hours key card will be required to access building.

School of Medicine Instructional Building
B Building - Private room off of ladies restroom next to room LL06
Open 24 hours a day. Key card or code required to access building.

Lactation Resources

Federal and State law require break time and private space for nursing mothers

In 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act amended the Fair Labor Standards Act to require employers to provide a nursing mother reasonable break time to express breast milk and a place for an employee to do so. For more information about this law click here to visit the U.S. Department of Labor's website.

The business case for supporting nursing mothers has been made

Research has shown that employer- sponsored lactation support programs result in lower absenteeism for both moms and dads, lower healthcare costs (newborn health care costs are typically about three times less for babies of breastfeeding women) greater retention of valuable employees and increased productivity and loyalty from employees. For more information, click here.

Obtaining Breasts Pumps for Students (According to

Your health insurance plan must cover the cost of a breast pump. It may be either a rental unit or a new one you’ll keep.

Your plan may have guidelines on whether the covered pump is manual or electric, the length of the rental, and when you’ll receive it (before or after birth) so contact your health insurance provider first.

List of pump providers for students to go through:

McKesson Breast Pumps (Target) – 855-406-7867

Byram Health Care – 877-902-9726

Edge Park Medical Supply – 1-800-321-0591

Medical Industries – 1-800-633-5463

Walmart Mail Order – No #

Other Resources

Frequently Asked Questions(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Travel Recommendations for the Nursing Mother(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Breastfeeding and Working