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Lactation Resources and Support

Private Spaces Available on the Washington Square Campus for Nursing Mothers

NYU supports nursing mothers who return to work and school and continue to breastfeed their child. Each of the four dedicated private campus spaces where new mothers can nurse their child or express milk are managed and supported by the NYU LiveSmart program

These locations include:

A dedicated nursing mother room, located at 726 Broadway, is equipped with a comfortable chair, an electrical outlet, table, as well as paper towels, a clock, and reading materials. Reservations are required and secured by contacting livesmart@nyu.edu.

A dedicated nursing mother room, located at 105 East 17th Street, is equipped with a comfortable chair, an electrical outlet, table, as well as paper towels, a clock, and reading materials. Reservations are required and secured by contacting livesmart@nyu.edu.

Two additional private rooms are located at 25 West 4th Street on the Classroom Level in the former lounge area of the Women's Restroom. These rooms offer the greatest flexibility, are available on a first-come, first-use basis, and do not require registration to use them.  Each room is equipped with an electrical outlet, table, comfortable chair, as well as paper towels, and a clock.

A changing table is also available at 25 West 4th Street and in several locations in the Kimmel Center for those occasions when your child accompanies you to campus.

Alternative Locations

If these locations are not easily accessible from your workplace or classroom, work with your Supervisor, Human Resources Officer, or Student Services Office to identify a space that can meet your need for a clean, private, comfortable space with an electrical outlet, chair and table with easy access to a sink with running water. Staff is available to help locate an alternative location.

Talk with Your Supervisor

Nursing mothers who wish time to express milk must discuss this need for an accommodation with their direct supervisor. Information on NYU's Policy and Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act is available here.

Tip Sheets Support Nursing Mothers

NYU Family Care offers two information sheets to assist you: Practical Tips for a Nursing Mothers' Return to Work (PDF) and Nursing Mother's Return to Work Checklist (PDF).

Resources

Breast Feeding: Strategies for Success from the March of Dimes offers information, advice, and support.

La Leche League is an international organization where breastfeeding mothers support one another. You can find local support events or get involved by advocating or volunteering.

Breastfeeding.com offers support, information and some comic relief for breastfeeding mothers. Features Q&A with doctors, instructional video clips, and shopping resources.

The National Women's Health Information Center is website run by the federal government. This site gives straightforward information about many of the questions and issues that arise for breastfeeding mothers.

What to Expect from the author of the What to Expect When You're Expecting, offers information and support on breastfeeding and more.

More Information

Individuals interested in using the Nursing Mother Rooms must contact NYU Human Resources, LiveSmart Program at livesmart@nyu.edu to reserve days and times and receive access codes.

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