Lactation Support Rooms

Wayne State University recognizes the importance of supporting individuals who are nursing by providing space for faculty, staff and students to breastfeed and/or express milk. Private and clean areas with outlets have been designated on campus as "Lactation Support Rooms". Faculty, staff and students can use these rooms for milk expression and other needs.

Lactation Support Rooms on Campus Map

Rooms on campus you can use:

  • Academic and Administration Building (5700 Cass Ave.) 
    • Room 1120. Please call 313-577-3000 to reserve a room or visit the HR Service Center in suite 3638 A/AB to gain access to the room.
  • Arthur Neef Law Library (474 Gilmour Mall) 
    • Room 2385. Please pick up the key at the Circulation Desk. Call (313) 577-6181 to reserve the room or email Mary Bonk at or Kathryn Polgar at
  • Beecher House (5475 Woodward Ave.)
    • Room 216. Contact Theresa Mahoney at 313-577-0039 for access. Please note: this room is for Development employees only.
  • Chemistry Building (5101 Cass Ave.)
    • Room 267 on the 2nd floor.
  • College of Engineering (5050 Anthony Wayne Dr.)
    • Room # coming soon! We will update here when it is available.
  • Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health
    • Room 1114 on the first floor
  • Faculty and Administration Building (656 W. Kirby)
    • Career Services (1351 FAB). Please call 577-3390 to reserve a room or come to Career Services in room 1351 FAB 
  • iBio (6160 Cass Ave.)
    • Room 1103.1 Located within women's restroom on the 1st floor.
  • Lande Building (550 E. Canfield)
    • Rooms 114 and 432. Keys are available for check out from the HR office 154 Lande. When 114 and 432 are not available, room 411 can be used. The key to room 411 can be obtained from Dina Boikov. Please note, Lande is a secured building and these rooms can only be used by those with access to this building.
  • Old Main (4841 Cass Ave.)
    • Private space is available for lactation support Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Please contact the Dean's Office for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 313-577-2515 or visit suite 2155 in Old Main to request room access.
  • Scott Hall (540 E. Canfield)
    • Room #2103. Room is open 24/7. Door is lockable from the inside.  After normal business hours and on weekends, Scott Hall is only accessible to School of Medicine faculty staff and students.
  • Student Center (5221 Gullen Mall)
    • Room 344. Room is open during normal building hours. Door is lockable from the inside. The room is equipped with a chair, side table, sink, and changing table.
  • Undergraduate Library (5150 Anthony Wayne Drive)
  • Walter P. Reuther Library
    • Room # coming soon! We will update here when it is available
  • Welcome Center (42 W. Warren)
    • Room # coming soon! We will update here when it is available.

Wayne State University's Child Care Resources

Further Breast Feeding Support:

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months, and continued breastfeeding with the addition of complementary foods until the baby is at least one year old (1). The Department of Health and Human Services stresses the importance of facilitating the continuation of breastfeeding after employees return to their jobs (2,3) 

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Affordable Care Act") amended section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA") to require employers to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for a nursing child for one year after the child's birth each time such employee has need to express the milk. Employers are also required to provide a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.

For more information:


  1. American Academy of Pediatrics Policy Statement, "Breastfeeding and the Use of Human Milk." Pediatrics 97; 100:6.

  2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS Blueprint for Action on Breastfeeding, Washington, D.C. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health, 2000.

  3. United States Breastfeeding Committee (2001). Breastfeeding in the United States: A National Agenda. Rockville MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Originally compiled by the Wisconsin State Breastfeeding Coalition.

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