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Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. Where is the lactation room located?
    The lactation room is located in Building 490, Room 8-13.
  2. Is the lactation room available to employees only or can it be used by guests and Users as well?
    The lactation room is available for employees, guests and Users.
  3. How do I gain access to the lactation room?
    To enroll in the program, please review the Lactation Room Use Guidelines, complete the Participation Agreement (pdf) and submit to Donna Lombardi in OMC. You will be given a key card to access the room once this is done.
  4. Who is responsible for cleaning the lactation room?
    All mothers who use the lactation room are responsible for keeping the room clean. Disinfectant and anti-microbial wipes will be provided so that each user can clean the counter tops and other areas before and after use. The Facilities/Custodial Staff will remove the trash and clean the floors on a regular basis.
  5. Will cleaning supplies, i.e. disinfectant wipes, cleaning solutions, etc. be available in the lactation room?
    Yes. Cleaning supplies will be made available in the lactation room.
  6. How will I know if the room is available when I need to use it?
    You will need to contact Donna Lombardi at extension 3670.
  7. Can I store expressed milk in the lactation room?
    Yes. The room is equipped with a refrigerator that you can use to store your expressed milk until the end of the day.
  8. Will the lactation room be accessible after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends?
    No. The lactation room will only be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Mothers will not have access to the room on evenings or weekends.
  9. How many times daily can I use the lactation room?
    Each mother can use the room up to three times daily. If you require the use of the room more frequently please contact Donna Lombardi at extension 3670.
  10. Can I breast feed and change my infant in the lactation room?
    No. The room is designed solely for lactation purposes and should not be used to breast feed or change infants.