Campus Lactation Rooms

Are you a nursing mother on campus in need of a private place to use a breast pump or to nurse your baby?

Here are some places on campus that have space available. Rooms are available to all members of the campus community and guests on campus. All of the rooms have at a minimum an electrical outlet, a locking door, chair and desk/table, and a clean and private space. Other features are listed for each room. Please note that the contacts listed below will do their best to work with your needs but availability cannot be guaranteed.

While some people prefer to nurse their babies in a private, quiet, distraction-free environment, it is important to stress that this is a choice, not a requirement. Kansas law (K.S.A. 43-158) gives women the legal right to nurse her baby in public.

KU cares about helping nursing mothers feel welcome on campus and have the resources they need to balance work, school and family. In addition, new laws state that the nursing mothers who are subject to the overtime requirements of the FLSA be provided reasonable break time to express milk. For more information, please consult the KU Policy on Lactation Support and FLSA Requirements ( or

Looking for additional resources?

For information on B.I.B.S.- a group for all moms-to-be and women currently breastfeeding to share and learn from each other- click here.

Lawrence La Leche League (LLL) meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. If Lawrence Public Schools are closed due to weather, the meeting is canceled. Contacts: Melinda 785.979.2477 or Darlene 785.979.5532

Links to information about your rights as a nursing mother:

Questions and Answers about the Request for Information

Presidential Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management

OPM Guidance on Nursing Mothers in the Federal Workforce

Room Locations by Campus Building

Please contact the individuals listed below for more information and to make arrangements. Rooms highlighted in RED are DEDICATED spaces, meaning they are only used for one purpose- as a lactation site. All other rooms are available to nursing mothers by appointment as they are also used for other purposes.

Lawrence Campus       KU Med       Edwards Campus   

Other features: access to a refrigerator; sink available
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Blair Schulyer
Other features: refrigerator in room; sink nearby 
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Scott Cossel
Service Desk: 785-864-4928
Other features: access to refrigerator by request
To use, schedule ahead using Outlook calendar or contact individual below
Contact: Travis Weller
Other features: sink in room
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Mark Strand
CARRUTH- O'LEARY HALL (rooms 119 and 207)
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Catherine Johnson
GREEN HALL (room 314)
Other features: refrigerator in room
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Leah Terranova
LEARNED HALL (room 4165G)
Other features: refrigerator and sink nearby 
Scheduling ahead is not required to use; however, it is recommended
Contact: Cynthia Perez
LEEP2 - SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (Pumping location only, daily availability may vary; 1410 Leep2)
Other features: refrigerator an sink available; internet access
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Faith Eissler
JRP (room 208)
Other features: refrigerator an sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Connie Gentry
Other features: refrigerator in room; sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Michelle Arellano
Other features: refrigerator and sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Mica Mendez 
SCHOOL OF PHARMACY (West Campus, Room 3036)
Other features: refrigerator available; sink and changing table in room
Scheduling ahead is not required to use; however, it is recommended. The room is unlocked from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. when the University is open.
Contact: Brittany Fellers

Other features: access to refrigerator; sink nearby
Contact Bridget Patti or check whiteboard on outside of door for availability
Bridget Patti
Other features: refrigerator available by request; sink in room
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Jenny McKee
Other features: two chairs, small table
To use, ask for the key at the circulation desk
Contact: Christen A. Cahon
WESCOE HALL (Maintained by the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration)
Other features: sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Cindy Dunham ( OR Diana Koslowsky (
KU EDWARDS CAMPUS (Regents Center Room 210)
Other features: dedicated refrigerator; sink in adjoining kitchenette
To use, schedule ahead.
To schedule/reserve, contact: 
To use, schedule ahead through Outlook Calendar. For more information on details and how to schedule, click here.


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