Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support

Arizona State University’s Breastfeeding Support Committee has developed this website to provide nursing mothers with resources to support their breastfeeding goals. Whether mothers are planning to pump while on campus, or are able to bring their infant with them, the intent is to help nursing mothers by the provision of private designated spaces on campus.

Currently there are six clean, comfortable and private designated spaces for mothers to express their milk: two on the Tempe campus, three on the Downtown campus, and one on the West campus. These spaces provide electrical outlets, comfortable chairs, and nearby running water. This website provides you with their locations and, if needed, reservation information.

Tempe campus - Memorial Union, lower level, L1-41
Current reservation calendar
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This room is equipped with a lockable door, chair, foot stool, small table, electrical outlets, sink, counter space, and lighting with a dimmer switch. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories. Reservations are recommended.

 

Tempe campus - Memorial Union, lower level, L1-43
Current reservation calendar
Make a reservation

This room is equipped with a lockable door, chair, foot stool, small table, electrical outlets, sink, counter space, and lighting with a dimmer switch. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories. Reservations are recommended.

 

Downtown campus - Mercado C Women’s restroom #312C

This lactation space is in the women’s restroom on the third floor of Mercado C. This room is equipped with a privacy curtain, electrical outlet, table and a comfortable chair. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories.

 

 

Downtown campus - HLTHS, #202

This lactation room is on the second floor of Health South. This room is equipped with a lockable door, electrical outlet, refrigerator, table and several comfortable chairs. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories. To reserve the room, email HealthRooms@asu.edu. Please include dates and times, up to two weeks in advance, and if you require evening access.

 

 

Downtown campus - Post Office, Women’s restroom #200W1

This lactation space is in the women’s restroom on the second floor of the Post Office building. This space is equipped with a chair, privacy curtain, electrical outlet and a place to put a pump. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories.

 

 

West Campus - Sun Devil Fitness West – Women’s changing room level 2 - #201W1

This lactation room is located inside the women’s restroom on the west end of the Sun Devil Fitness Complex, second floor. This room is equipped with a lockable door, electrical outlet, table and a comfortable chair. Mothers must bring their own pump and storage accessories. Reservations are allowed up to 24 hours in advanced by calling 602-543-3488. Additionally, the room is available without a reservation on a first come, first served basis. Key must be picked up at the Sun Devil Fitness information desk, prior to accessing the room. To report any problems with the room, please contact the Information Desk or email thien.nguyen@asu.edu.

 

 

Storing Breast Milk while on Campus:
Consider how you will store your pumped milk while you are on campus. For those who do not have access to a refrigerator within your campus department, an insulated cooler with ice packs is an acceptable method for keeping milk cool for use with healthy full-term infants. If you do not have access to an insulated cooler and ice packs, you can request a set by contacting Maureen Duane.
Source: https://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/handling_breastmilk.htm

 

Arizona resources

Arizona Breastfeeding Coalition (ABC)- www.azbreastfeeding.org/
ADHS Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - www.azwic.gov/

Useful websites

The Business Case for Breastfeeding:
"Employee's Guide to Breastfeeding and Working" - https://uhs.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/wellness-womenshealth_breastfeedingandworking.pdf
La Leche League International - http://www.lllofaz.org/
Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine - www.bfmed.org/
Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition - http://www.hmhb.org/
United States Breastfeeding Committee - www.usbreastfeeding.org
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners - www.napnap.org/
World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action - www.waba.org.my/