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 (http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/ or http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs73.htm).
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:
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.
ST. ANDREWS RESEARCH FACILITY (1617 St. Andrews Drive)
Other features: access to refrigerator; sink nearby
Contact Bridget Patti or check whiteboard on outside of door for availability
Contact: Bridget Patti