Designated Spaces for Breastfeeding Moms
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 three spaces available for breastfeeding mothers on campus:
- Cain Hall, Room R201A
- Joe Crowley Student Union
- Pennington Medical Education Building Room 208B
- Offices sharing
Joe Crowley Student Union:
The lactation room is located on the third floor of the Joe Crowley Student Union in the theatre dressing room. Please ask a staff member in the JCSU Administrative Offices on the 4th floor to get access to the room or call 775-784-6505. There is no equipment provided in this space.
Edmund J. Cain Hall, 235H
Michelle M. Wilson, Ph.D.
Edmund J. Cain Hall 241V
To access the lactation room in Cain Hall, please contact Anna Kalminskaia or Michelle Wilson, listed above. Users will then be sent an access form to fill out and return. Once returned, users will gain access to the lactation room calendar in order to book time in the room, as well as the access code to enter the room. The room in Cain Hall is equipped with a Medela Lactina Dual-Pump and a refrigerator. Please bring your own connectors.
Pennington Medical Education Building
This room is not intended to be a lunchroom, but instead a space for lactation, a private phone conversation, or one-on-one meeting with a colleague or student. The room is utilized on a first come, first served basis.
The room is open to anyone on campus who is in need of a space to express milk. The space has a power strip, but no 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.