Using Lactation Spaces
Employees or their supervisor should contact the lactation space contact at least one month prior to needing the space. That person will assist in making arrangements for the employee to utilize the space privately. When more than one breastfeeding mother needs to use the designated lactation room, the contact person and mothers should negotiate milk expression times that are most convenient or best meet their needs.
Each location is maintained by the contact person listed. If you find additional space in a building not listed here or the information about a lactation space provided is not accurate, please contact us at 496-0312.
As part of Purdue University’s continued commitment to supporting breastfeeding mothers, the following language has been put into building design handbooks:
- Every building should have at least one space that can be used as a lactation room. The space should allow mothers to collect breast milk conveniently and in privacy. This requires comfortable seating, along with a work counter, electrical outlet for a breast pump, and a sink all within arm’s length.
- Refrigerated storage does not need to be provided in this room.
- It is not essential that this be a dedicated room. It could be a small conference room that is centrally scheduled for use by anyone in the building.
- Lactation rooms must be lockable.
- Lactation facilities may be adjacent to restrooms but should not be within restrooms.