Lactation Rooms

Designated Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms

Cain Hall

Cain Hall Location

Edmund J. Cain Hall (Building 81)
R201A (Entrance inside ladies room)
Directions to Cain Hall

Lactation rooms for breastfeeding mothers offer a space where you can comfortably and privately pump or breastfeed your baby.

Currently there are four spaces available for breastfeeding mothers on campus:

  • Ansari Business Building, Room 413A
  • Joe Crowley Student Union
  • Cain Hall, Room R201A
  • Offices sharing

For a map of Lactation Spaces, click here. To sign a lactation room Terms of Use Agreement or for any questions, please contact:

Ansari Business:

Jennifer Nelson, Executive Assistant
College of Education
Office: 775-682-9145

Joe Crowley Student Union:

The lactation room is located on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union in the theatre dressing room. It has a keypad on the door so new mothers can contact a Joe staff member on the 4th floor to get the code or call (775) 784-6505. There is no equipment provided in this space.

Cain Hall:

Anna Kalminskaia
Edmund J. Cain Hall, 235H
Office: 775-682-8887
Fax: 775-784-4197

Lauren M. Block, Ph.D.
Ansari Business Building 608
Office: 775-784-4695
Fax: 775-784-6201

Michelle M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Edmund J. Cain Hall 241V
Office: 775-682-8902
Fax: 775-784-4197

Individuals using the room in Cain Hall can check out a key to access the room.  The room in Cain Hall is equipped with a Medela Lactina Dual-Pump and a refrigerator. Please bring your own connectors. In each of the other rooms, you will need to bring all of your own equipment.

Lactation room photo

Medela Lactina Dual Pump and a refrigerator

Office-Sharing Program for Nursing Mothers

In addition to the designated lactation spaces on campus, a network of University employees with private offices is available for mothers who are breastfeeding. This network is made up of volunteers who are willing to share their offices in order to provide private, convenient, and comfortable rooms for pumping, especially for those mothers who work too far from the designated lactation spaces to use them within their scheduling constraints.

To learn if there is a volunteer in close proximity to your workspace, please contact Dianna Townsend, Associate Professor of Literacy Studies, at Dr. Townsend will connect you with the volunteers who are closest to your workspace. You can then work with one or more volunteers to schedule times for breastfeeding or pumping needs, during which the volunteers will work in a different area.