Lactation Resources

Resources for Lactating and Breastfeeding Parents

CSUDH is committed to serving faculty, staff, and students who need to either breastfeed or express milk for their child while on campus, and has several private, lockable lactation rooms on campus. For more information about the CSUDH's support of lactating and breastfeeding Toros, please see PM 2018-03: CSUDH's Policy on Lactation and Breastfeeding Accommodations.

Locations of Lactation Stations:

Lactation Stations are private spaces on campus that can be used by breastfeeding or lactating students and employees. At a minimum, lactation stations are private, including a lockable door that is shielded from the view of co-workers, classmates, and the public with a message on the door that it is in use. Stations are sanitary, not in a bathroom or toilet stall, equipped with a chair and table, and supplied with electrical outlets.

In Fall 2019, please look for CSUDH's NEW Mamava Lactation Pod in the Loker Student Union. Download the Mamva App to learn more or make a reservation.
 
lactation room update

Currently, CSUDH has three lactation rooms on campus:

1. University Library, 3rd floor
  • Gender-inclusive
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Appointments preferred (Make an appointment here)
2. Nursing Department, Welch Hall C-300 
  • Gender-inclusive
  • Please inquire at the front desk about availability
3. Nursing Skills Lab, Social and Behavioral Sciences A-110
  • Gender-inclusive
  • Please inquire at the front desk about availability
In addition to the designated locations, flexible lactation stations can be made available on an as-needed basis when a breastfeeding or lactating student or employee indicates that they would like to use a different space. These spaces should meet minimum requirements for lactation stations listed above.

Please note that nursing parents are expected to make their own arrangements for refrigeration, including sealed containers and proper storage.        

Adequate Break Time and Accommodations:

Adequate break time for breastfeeding or lactating university employees will be provided and should accommodate the time to walk to and from the lactation station as well as retrieve, set up, wash, and clean a pump or other supplies for breastfeeding, expressing or storing milk, consistent with California State University Technical Letter HR/Salary 2011-05. Requests should be made to managers for adequate break time.

While students should breastfeed or pump between classes if possible, reasonable academic accommodations will be provided to ensure that students do not incur an academic penalty due to expressing milk or breastfeeding. Requests for reasonable academic accommodations can be made to faculty members.

Support for Lactating and Breastfeeding Parents:

CSUDH also recognizes that parents have the right to breastfeed wherever children are allowed to be on campus. Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation against lactating parents will not be tolerated. To inquire about this or make a complaint, students and employees may contact the CSUDH Title IX Office via email at TitleIXOffice@csudh.edu or phone at (310) 243-1025.

For accommodation requests under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), students may call the Student disAbility Resource Center at (310) 243-3660; employees may call Human Resources Management at (310) 243-3771.

Additional Resources for Lactating and Breastfeeding Parents: