Individuals interested in using the Nursing Mother Rooms must contact NYU Human Resources, LiveSmart Program at email@example.com to reserve days and times and receive access codes.
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 and by maintaining three private spaces where new mothers can nurse their child or express milk.
All of the campus locations listed below are managed and supported by the NYU LiveSmart program
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two additional rooms, with open access, are located at 25 West 4th Street on the Classroom Level in the former lounge area of the Women's Restroom and are equipped with an electrical outlet, table, comfortable chair, as well as paper towels, a clock, and reading materials.
A changing table is available here and in several locations in the Kimmel Center for those occasions when your child accompanies you to campus.
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 and Nursing Mother's Return to Work Checklist.
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.