Syracuse University knows that continuing to breastfeed and the expression of milk after returning to work requires extra planning, patience and support. The University supports nursing mothers by offering guidance, accommodations and resources. Nursing mothers, including students, faculty, staff as well as visitors are welcome to use the lactation rooms.
The University’s policy on Nursing Mothers in the Workplace is currently under review. In the interim please reference the New York State Policy on the Rights of Employees to Express Breast Milk in the Workplace [PDF] to understand employment-related rights and obligations and what support is available to University employees.
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- The New York Lactation Consultants Association provides a searchable database of breastfeeding support groups and individual lactation consultants in the New York area.
- Kellymom.com offers general breastfeeding information and helps new mothers troubleshoot pumping problems.
- La Leche League is an international non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and connecting breastfeeding mothers. Find your nearest La Leche League Group.
- Working and Breastfeeding Made Simple and Work. Pump. Repeat. are two books that discuss both the logistics and the emotional aspects of breastfeeding in the workplace.