Lactation Support

Eastern believes in supporting mothers in their return to work or school at EMU. That's why we provide clean, secure and user-friendly lactation rooms for all women affiliated with the University, as well as visitors.

Using the Rooms

If possible, contact a location at least two days before you want to use it. Upon arrival, stop by the reception area with your student, staff or visitor ID to pick up the key to the room. Currently, room use is on a first-come, first-served basis, however, if you have a conflict with timing, contact the reception area so they can assist with scheduling. 

Our rooms aren't equipped with pumps so you'll need to bring your own, however, don't leave it in the room. We can't guarantee the security of personal items. Also, out of respect for users, please don't prop open the door at any time.

Refrigeration and storage is provided in some, but not all rooms, so be prepared to store your breast milk as needed. Eastern is not responsible for the security or integrity of breast milk.

To prevent contamination, please be sure to clean up after your use of the room. Antibacterial sprays/wipes and paper towels are provided at some locations.

Locations

All rooms are open Monday through Friday at the times below. Some are open on weekends, too. All rooms include a table, chair and wall plug. Rooms containing a refrigerator or sink are as noted below. 

      1. Office of Nutrition Services

        Rackham Building, First Floor, Room 160F

        8:15 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday-Thursday during Fall and Winter. By appointment only during Summer. 

        Available: sink and fridge

        For access, call 734.487.6572 or email chhs_nutrition@emich.edu.

      2. Psychology Clinic

        611 W Cross St., Family Room, Lower Level

        9 a.m.–5 p.m.

        Available: fridge, private restroom stall, sink

        For access, call 734.487.4987.

      3. Student Center

        First Floor, Green Room (behind Smashburger)

        9 a.m.–5 p.m. and during scheduled events at location.

        Available: sink nearby

        For access, visit second floor desk or call 734.487.1157.

      4. College of Business

        Fourth Floor, Room 474

        8 a.m.–4 p.m.

        For access, visit room 473 or call 734.487.4140.

      5. Library

        Second Floor, Room 205M

        9 a.m.–5 p.m.

        For access, visit room 200 or call 734.487.2633.

      6. Snow Health Center

        Exam/lactation room

        9 a.m.–5 p.m.

        Available: sink

        For access, visit the second floor desk or call 734.487.1122.

      7. Convocation Center

        First Floor, near Section 109, Room 231

        9 a.m.–5 p.m. and during all events

        For access, call 734.487.2282 and request a supervisor.

      8. Rec/IM

        Room 100, Director’s Office

        6:30 a.m.–8:45 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.–5:45 p.m. and Sunday: noon–5:45 p.m.

        For access, visit front desk or call 734.487.1338.

Contact the Benefits Office at hr_benefits@emich.edu or at 734.487.3195 with questions.