Lactation Support Programs

Are you a university student, faculty, or staff member who is nursing your baby?

The university offers designated lactation rooms and loans refrigerators to support your lactation needs.

Lactation Support Rooms

Important information about lactation rooms:

  • Each Lactation Support Room provides a private, clean, comfortable and relaxing atmosphere for mothers to nurse, express milk, and keep their milk fresh with refrigeration.
  • Rooms are operated on a first-come, first-served basis. For those authorized to use the room, times may be either scheduled or drop-in depending on the number of users.
  • Most rooms are equipped with hot and cold running water, a microwave, a refrigerator and comfortable seating.
  • For more information or to obtain access, contact Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator at 541-346-2195 or mirabile@uoregon.edu.

Lactation Support Rooms by Location (lactation pumps are not provided)

Map of Lactation Rooms
Visit UO Map & Search "Lactation"

All rooms are locked for privacy and require scheduling. To obtain access, contact Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator at 541-346-2195 or mirabile@uoregon.edu.

  • Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library, Ground Floor
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
     
  • EMU Suite 3, ASUO Women's Center
    Call the ASUO Women’s Center at (541) 346-4095 to schedule use or for more information.
     
  • Knight Law School, Room 231B
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
     
  • Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB), Room 311
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.

     
  • McKenzie Hall, Temporary Room 364
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
     
  • Physical Education and Recreation Center, Ground Floor
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
     
  • Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC), Room 30
    Room has outlets and refrigeration available.

Request a Sign

Using the international symbol for breastfeeding is one way for nursing mothers on campus to communicate to those around them the need for privacy while nursing or expressing milk.

Contact Jen Mirabile to request a free sign.

international symbol for breastfeeding

 

Personal Refrigerator Loan Program

The university has a limited supply of refrigerators available for nursing mothers - students, faculty and staff - with small, apartment-sized personal refrigerators for their campus offices and workspaces to store expressed milk. The loan period is generally 3 to 12 months and may be longer depending on the employee's needs.

To find out more information or reserve a refrigerator, contact Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator at 541-346-2195 or mirabile@uoregon.edu.

Breastfeeding Resources

La Leche League of Oregon offers support, encouragement and information to mothers breastfeeding their babies.

Oregon State Law, ORS 109.001 (1999), allows a woman to breastfeed in public. House Bill 237b, passed in May 2007, requires employers to give employees breaks to express milk and to make reasonable efforts to provide a private place to do so.

For further information about Breastfeeding, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.