Syracuse University provides a number of lactation rooms to support nursing mothers returning to work, school, or campus. Nursing mothers, including students, faculty and staff as well as visitors, are welcome to use the lactation rooms. Each room offers a clean, secure, and private space for women who need to express milk during their time on-campus. All rooms are equipped with seating, table, and electrical outlets near the chair.
All lactation room users are expected to clean up after each use of a room.
Below is a list of rooms with details about each location, how to access, and accommodations. Each room may be used for 30 minutes at a time.
There are currently 8 lactation spaces available for use:
- Bird Library, Room 533
- Campus Planning Design and Construction, Room 112 (1320 Jamesville Ave.)
- Center of Excellence, Room 208 (727 East Washington St.)
- Dineen Hall, Room 232
- Falk College, Room 112
- Huntington Beard Crouse (HBC), Room 019
- Hinds Hall, Room 211
- Skytop Office Building, Suite 204
For assistance in identifying a lactation space closest to your work area, please contact the University Wellness Initiative at 315.443.5472 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breast Pump Coverage
The SU Medical Benefits Plan covers breast pumps for new mothers. You may receive a pump at $0 copay if you purchase or rent an eligible model from a participating supplier of durable medical equipment. A prescription for the equipment may be required. Breast pump coverage details.
- NYS Break Time for Nursing Mothers
- Breastfeeding and Going Back to Work
- Making It Work Toolkit
- La Leche League
- Nursing Mothers in the Workplace policy
Carebridge can help
Questions about lactation resources?
Carebridge can provide information on how to find a lactation consultant and provide other lactation support resources. For more information, contact Carebridge at 800.437.0911.