The Respite Room in the Women’s Resource Center provides a nurturing space for lactating mothers with complete privacy. The Center’s director—Deborah Parker, is a certified lactation counselor from the Academy of lactation Policy and Practice and works to ensure that lactating mothers on campus have a private space where they can receive individualized assistance if needed when lactating.
Lactation Hours: Monday to Wednesday, and Friday 9am-4pm and Thursday 9am- 5pm
If you need a lactation space to express your milk, please click here to submit a request.
There are other locations available around campus:
Why is Lactating important?
In recent studies by the US Department of Health have shown breastfeeding to be nutritious, strengthens babies’ immunity against various illnesses, and creates a strong bond between mother and child. Additionally, babies who are exclusively breastfed for 6 months are less like to develop childhood obesity. Mothers who breast feed often show signs of increased self-esteem. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of breast and ovarian cancers. Researchers noted that breastfeeding contributes to a healthy society.
For more information on Breast Feeding, Tips, and benefits, please visit our Resources page.