Congratulations! As a student, faculty or staff member at UNC, you will be glad to know that we have many options to support your decision to breastfeed your child when you return to work or school including two Lactation Stations on campus.
UNC's Breastfeeding Lactation Stations are sponsored by the Women's Resource Center and the Dietetics and Nutrition Program and serve students, faculty, and staff who choose to continue to breastfeed after returning to school or work.
The Colorado Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act (2008) establishes a standard for an employer to:
- Provide reasonable unpaid break time, or allow an employee to use paid break and/or meal time to express breast milk for her nursing child for up to 2 years after the child’s birth
- Make reasonable efforts to provide a nursing mother with a private location in close proximity to her work area (other than a toilet stall) in which to express breast milk
- Not discriminate against women for expressing breast milk in the workplace
The Lactation Accommodation Request Form can assist you with having a conversation with your employer about your breastfeeding desire when you return to work.
Where are the Lactation Stations at UNC?
Women’s Resource Center in Scott-Willcoxon Hall
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
3rd Floor Women's Sitting Area
(In the restroom behind the Panorama Room)
Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am-9pm
Don’t have time to visit our lactation stations? We also offer screens that create a private space for you to express your breast milk at your desk or cubicle. Please email Alena Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or view our Screen Rental Policy
Click here for more information on Breastfeeding and Returning to Work
Click here for Our Lactation Stations Brochure
Click here for more information on Establishing a Lactation Station in Your Work Area
Click here for a privacy sign for your office or cubicle when you are expressing breast milk
Have you used one of the Lactation Stations?
We would love your input. Please fill out this brief survey. Thank you!
Would you like to borrow a screen for privacy in your work area to express your breast milk?
Please contact Alena Clark, PhD, RD, CLC for more information.
Additional information and resources on breastfeeding and expressing breastmilk can be found at the WRC, on our Resources Page under "Women's Health", or by contacting Alena Clark, PhD, RD, CLC, Assistant Professor in the Dietetics and Nutrition Program.