Lactation Support Program

Human Resources offers a Lactation Support Program to help nursing mothers transition back to work more smoothly. This program is available to the campus community. Please feel free to contact us should you have questions or need additional support.

The success of this program depends on a few practices:

  • Employees must communicate with their supervisors regarding time needed to express milk so that reasonable accommodations may be made to satisfy both the needs of the employee and the department.
  • Supervisors are responsible for permitting reasonable paid break time for nursing mothers to use lactation rooms as needed. The frequency and duration of the break time will likely vary.
  • Employees must sanitize the designated space for lactation both before and after use. Anti-bacterial wipes will be provided for the use of lactating mothers.
  • Employees may not leave expressed milk in the lactation space for more than 24 hours. Please label milk left in refrigerators with your name, phone number, and date.

Lactation Spaces on Campus

Building Room Available Hours Helpful Information
Fountain Hall G15 Normal University hours
Jepson Hall G74 Normal University hours
Humanities Building 201 Normal University hours
Weinstein Center for Recreation + Well-Being Center 2 Massage Therapy Rooms

M-F, 7 - 10 a.m. 

Summer Hours: extended to 6 p.m. through August 1

After 10 a.m. (during the academic year), mothers may utilize these spaces when available by contacting Heather Sadowski at 804-297-6368 or
Women's locker room M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Private, curtained-off space. This space is also available 7:00–10:00 a.m. if either Massage Therapy Room is occupied. *Refrigerator not available at this location.
Law School 331 Normal University hours
Robins Center Robins Center employees only. Please contact the Robins Center Business Office (804-289-8363) for access.


Resources for Breastfeeding or Pregnant Employees

  • University-sponsored Cigna healthcare: If you're on the University medical plan, you have access to a wealth of pregnancy and postpartum resources through MyCigna. You can earn up to $250 in MotivateMe rewards for speaking with a Cigna maternity specialist throughout your pregnancy, get help navigating the complexities of pregnancy-specific care, get access to the breast pump that's right for you, find clinical support for postpartum depression and anxiety, and more.
  • La Leche League International: One of the premier organizations for supporting women throughout their maternity journey
  • ParentData: ParentData translates the latest scientific research into answers to the questions you have through pregnancy, parenthood, and beyond.