The lactation room offers a dedicated, hygienic, private and quiet space for nursing mothers to pump their breast milk during their time at work. The room contains two private stations with comfortable chairs, electrical outlets, telephone, sink with running water, and refrigerator for milk storage, lock boxes for securing stored milk, antimicrobial cleaning supplies and distress alarm.
Mothers are encouraged to register to enroll in the lactation program and agree to the established guidelines in order to use the facility. The purpose of the enrollment is to track participation in the program as well as ensure that mothers agree and adhere to the established guidelines.
Our first lactation room is located in Building 490 – Room 8-13 and is available to nursing mothers who are employees and guests. However, you must register with Human Resources/Occupational Medicine (HROM) to use the room on an ongoing basis. There is no fee for the use of the lactation room.
We plan to open at least one more room on the BNL site. The next room to open will be located in the NSLS-II building 740.