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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lactation Support Rooms by Location (lactation pumps are not provided)
Room schedules can be viewed on the university's Outlook calendar. Open your Outlook calendar and select "Open Calendar" on the top menu, select "From Room List" and search by "More Columns." Type in "lactation"and search for rooms.
All rooms are locked for privacy and require scheduling.To obtain access, contact Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator at 541-346-2195 or email@example.com.
- Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library, Ground Floor
Go to the library information desk and ask for directions to the room. Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
- EMU Suite 3, ASUO Women's Center
The room is located in the ASUO Women's Center, on the ground floor of the EMU past the Information Desk. Call the ASUO Women’s Center at (541) 346-4095 to schedule use or for more information.
- Knight Law School, Room 231B
The room is located on the 2nd floor of the Law School in the law library. Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
- Lewis Integrative Science Building (LISB), Room 311.
The room is located on the 3rd floor on the east side of the building. Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
- McKenzie Hall, Temporary Room 364
The room is located on the 3rd floor in the interior hallway. Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
- Oregon Hall, Room 391 (Available June 2018)
Room has outlets and refrigeration is available.
- Physical Education and Recreation Center, Ground Floor
The room is located on the ground floor in the first hallway on the right. Room has outlets and refrigeration available.
- Prince Lucien Campbell Hall (PLC), Room 30
The room is located on the ground floor of PLC. 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.
Other Lactation Room Options
If the designated campus lactation rooms do not meet your needs, please talk to your supervisor. There may be an appropriate space within your unit or work area that could be made available for your use.
If you or your supervisor have questions, contact Jen Mirabile, Sr. HR Programs Coordinator at 541-346-2195 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Personal Refrigerator Loan Program
The university has a limited supply of refrigerators available to loan nursing mothers -students, faculty and staff. These apartment-sized personal refrigerators are for use in 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 email@example.com.
La Leche League of Oregon offers support, encouragement and information to mothers breastfeeding their babies.
Sate Law provides women protections related to breastfeeding. Oregon State Law, ORS 109.001 (2017), allows a woman to breastfeed in public. House Bill 2372, passed in May 2007, requires employers to provide unpaid rest periods to employees to express milk if providing rest periods does not cause undue hardship on the operation of employer's business. It also requires employer to make reasonable efforts to provide a private location where employee can express milk.
For further information about Breastfeeding, visit the Oregon Health Authority website.