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Lactation Rooms

Ohio University is continuing to develop strategies to be supportive of parents on campus, including faculty, staff, and students, as well as visitors. The university has designated the lactation rooms described below for use by those who are breastfeeding, pumping, or chestfeeding. Use of the rooms is on a first-come, first-served basis, and room usage cannot be reserved. Below details the locations of lactation rooms on the Athens, Regional, and Extension campuses.

University employees, including student employees, may contact Human Resources to obtain information about work breaks for expressing breast milk.

Microwaves and Refrigerators

Microwaves have been provided in many of the lactation rooms for sterilization purposes. Since the microwave is used for sterilization, please clean it with the provided wipes after each use. Some rooms contain refrigerators which may be used for storing breast milk. Other items should not be stored in the refrigerator. Each parent is solely responsible for any items, including breast milk, which they choose to leave in the lactation room. Ohio University and the individuals who maintain the lactation rooms are not responsible for any loss, damage, or misuse of any items or property left in any lactation room.

Symphony Plus Medela Pumps

Most rooms have a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

 


Athens Campus

Alden 428: Located on the fourth floor of Alden near the water fountains, and around the corner from several bathrooms. This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman (the ottoman is located underneath the sink), a sink, a baby changing table, mirror, and a white noise cancellation machine. This room remains locked and can be accessed by visiting the information desk on the 4th floor.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.


Baker 353: Located along the same hallway as the Dean of Students office, the LGBT Center, and the Veterans and Military Student Services Center, it is across for a single occupancy bathroom. This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, lamp, mirror, and sink. This room remains locked and can be accessed by visiting either the fourth floor Baker information desk (anytime that Baker is open) or the Women's Center in Baker 403 (M-F, 8AM-5PM).

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Convocation Center: This Mamava is an ADA compliant lactation room located near Concourse 217. To access, download the Mamava application on a smartphone (or ask for assistance by contacting the Women's Center). The application will provide you with a code to access the room. The room is available for use during the Convocation Center's normal business hours.

Copeland 602: This room is available for faculty, staff, students and public use during operational hours.

This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Grover E126: This room is located in WellWorks and may be used during WellWorks open hours. You do not need to be a WellWorks member in order to use this resource. This room includes a glider and ottoman, mirror, microwave, refrigerator, and a white noise cancellation machine. A CD player is also available. 

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Heritage Hall 142: This room is available for faculty, staff, students and public use during operational hours.

This lactation room includes a sink, glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror. Additionally, this room is equipped with a computer for curriculum activities for those who are actively using the lactation room.

The room is also equipped with Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Irvine 197: This room is locked, so does require some advance planning to use. HCOM faculty, staff, and students should already have a key that opens the room. All other campus members can be given a key so that you can use this room for the duration of the time that you will need a lactation room. To secure a key, please contact Jenn Fritchley, Administrative Services Associate, HCOM Facilities Management, Grosvenor Hall 011, at 740.593-2101 or fritchlj@ohio.edu. Please note that in order to support efforts to decrease population density at Ohio University in response to COVID-19, Grosvenor is currently locked. She can be reached 7:30AM-4:30PM, M-F, but we ask that you do reach out in advance to ensure ample time to connect.

This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, as well as an additional office-style chair, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror. The room is located down a long hallway, through double wooden doors. There is a sink located in a staff room off the main foyer of Irvine that lactation room users can utilize.

This room is open, with a key, 24 hours a day to all HCOM faculty, staff, and students.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.


McCracken 241: McCracken 241 serves as a dual lactation and meditation room. This lactation room includes a chair, a sink, a baby changing table, mirror, microwave, refrigerator, and a white noise cancellation machine. This room remains unlocked unless occupied, and is available for use during McCracken's open hours.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.


McKee 009 (currently offline due to construction; plans to reopen towards the beginning of Fall 2021): Located in the basement of McKee, you can access this room by entering McKee's main entrance, walking towards the back of the building, and going down the stairs. Once down the stairs, go straight until you have to turn right, and the room is located on the right off of the staff kitchen. This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, as well as an additional office-style chair, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror. A sink is located immediately outside of the room. This room remains unlocked, unless occupied, and is available for use during McKee's open hours.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Medical Education Center, Room 239: This room is available for faculty, staff, students and public use during operational hours.

This lactation room includes a sink, glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror. 

A hospital grade multi-user pump (Medela Symphony) will be installed soon.

Ridges Building 14, Room 154: This room is in a building that requires key swipe access, so does require some advance planning to use. To secure access, please contact accesscontrol@ohio.edu. We ask that you do reach out in advance of needing access to the space to ensure ample time to connect.

To access the lactation room, enter through Building 19 and turn right to go through double doors. There are stairs and elevator access to go up and then through another set of double doors (which requires key swipe access). Once through those doors, go straight back and on your left is the lactation room.

This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, a sink, mirror, microwave, refrigerator, and a white noise cancellation machine.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Schoonover 409

This room is available for faculty, staff, students and public use during operational hours.

This lactation room includes a sink, glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, and a full-length mirror. A hospital grade multi-user pump (Medela Symphony) will be installed soon.

Chillicothe Campus

Bennett Hall Room 10: This lactation room remains unlocked for use and includes a comfortable glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, countertop, sink and mirror. It is located near a water source.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Cleveland Campus

Heritage College Cleveland Campus Room 445: This lactation room includes an adjustable glider, microwave, refrigerator, countertop, and sink. This room remains unlocked unless occupied, and is available for use at all hours to those with access to the building.

Dublin Campus

Dublin Medical Education Building 1(MEB1) Room 125: This lactation room includes a comfortable glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, microwave, refrigerator, countertop, sink and mirror. This room remains unlocked unless occupied, and is available for use at all hours to those with access to the building. The lactation room is located on the first floor behind the Learning Resource Center (LRC) closest to the building Vending amenities.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

 

Integrated Education Center 250: This lactation room includes a comfortable glider and ottoman, a small table, mirror, and refrigerator. Room 250 is locked, but can be accessed by visiting CHSP Dublin Dean’s Office front desk located on the second floor (Suite 230).

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Eastern Campus

Shannon 302B: It has a desk for a flat surface, comfortable office chair, cushioned living room chair, lamp, some art and books. The room remains unlocked, unless occupied, and is available for use during Shannon's open hours. A sink is located down the hall in a staff room, and can be used by those utilizing the lactation room.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Lancaster Campus

Brasee Hall 316A: This lactation room includes a glider and ottoman, a white noise cancellation machine, a round table, a full-length mirror, and a table lamp. A sink and microwave are available nearby in room 312. The room remains unlocked unless occupied, and is available for use during Brasee Hall's open hours.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Southern Campus

Riffe Center 155A: Available by request. Those wishing to use the space should see the Administration Office staff on the second floor of the Riffe Center for further details and access.

This room has a Medela Symphony Plus Pump for your use. In order to use this hospital-grade, multi-user pump, you will need to bring your own attachments, which can be purchased on Amazon or through Medela's suppliers. This video explains the various functions of the Medela Symphony Plus, and is recommended viewing before using the pump for your first time.

Zanesville Campus

Herrold Hall (currently offline due to construction):  This lactation room includes comfortable furniture, soft lighting, a table, and is located near a water source.  This room is located in the campus library; stop at the circulation desk for directions.  It remains unlocked and available during library hours, Monday through Friday.

Updates, Questions, or Concerns

Please contact the Women's Center at womenscenter@ohio.edu, or 740-593-9625, if there are updates to this list. Additionally, please contact the Women's Center, if you have any concerns or questions about the Athens Campus lactation rooms, including if there are missing items in the rooms.

If you need assistance in ensuring that you have access to a lactation room, you should contact your Human Resources representative if you are an OHIO University employee (including student employees), or ECRC if you are a student.