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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:

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   

AMBLER STUDENT RECREATION FITNESS CENTER (Pumping location only; Room 15B)
Other features: access to a refrigerator; sink available
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Blair Schulyer
beschuyler@ku.edu
 
ANSCHUTZ LIBRARY (Room 215)
Other features: refrigerator in room; sink nearby 
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Scott Cossel
scossel@ku.edu
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
785-864-3650
 
CARRUTH- O'LEARY HALL (rooms 119 and 207)
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Catherine Johnson
785-864-3650
 
GREEN HALL (room 314)
Other features: refrigerator in room
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Leah Terranova
785-864-3726
 
LEARNED HALL (room 4165G)
Other features: refrigerator and sink nearby 
Scheduling ahead is not required to use; however, it is recommended
Contact: Cynthia Perez
785-864-4965
 
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: Kristi Lamb
ecc@ku.edu
785-864-3891
 
JRP (room 208)
Other features: refrigerator an sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Connie Gentry
connieg@ku.edu
785-864-3726
 
Other features: refrigerator in room; sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Michelle Arellano
michelea@ku.edu
785-864-3742
 
Other features: refrigerator and sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Mica Mendez
micam@ku.edu 
785-864-4350
 
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
fellers@ku.edu
785-864-3591

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
bridgetp@ku.edu
785-864-9775
 
Other features: refrigerator available by request; sink in room
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Jenny McKee
jemckee@ku.edu
785-864-9572
 
Other features: two chairs, small table
To use, ask for the key at the circulation desk
Contact: Christen A. Cahon
785-864-1330
 
WESCOE HALL (Maintained by the KU School of Public Affairs & Administration)
Other features: sink nearby
To use, schedule ahead.
Contact: Alecia Gray (agray@ku.edu) OR Diana Koslowsky (dianak@ku.edu)
785-864-3527 
 
KU EDWARDS CAMPUS (Regents Center Room 210)
Other features: dedicated refrigerator; sink in adjoining kitchenette
To use, schedule ahead.
To schedule/reserve, contact: kuecsuccess@ku.edu 
913-8978539
 
To use, schedule ahead through Outlook Calendar. For more information on details and how to schedule, click here.

 


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