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"I have many friends who work in other places, and they have given up pumping within a few months of returning to work. They describe pumping in supply closets and lugging heavy pumps to/from meetings and work. By contrast, when I talk about breastfeeding at work, I describe leather armchairs, footstools, and hospital-grade breast pumps. 

My work requires me to go to different locations on campus regularly and  I have needed to use about 6 rooms on campus.  The Breastfeeding Support Program has made it possible for me to achieve my one year goal to  breastfeed my son.  Thank you!"

-UC Berkeley Staff Member

Lactation Room

Breastfeeding Support Program

The Breastfeeding Support Program (BFSP) is coordinated by the Wellness Program for Faculty & Staff. The BFSP serves faculty, staff, students, and their spouses/domestic partners, as well as employees at UCOP and LBNL who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school.

The BFSP program includes:

  • Lactation rooms on campus with Ameda hospital-grade breastpumps
  • Personal hygienikit to use with hospital-grade pumps sold at cost
  • Breastfeeding classes facilitated by a certified lactation consultant

Contact Us:

Email: breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu or call at (510) 643-4646

Registration

Please register to use any of the BFSP services (purchasing a pump, using a lactation room, etc.). Registration is FREE and allows Be Well at Work to track the use of the program.

  • Complete the registration form
    We will get back to you with room access codes as soon as we can. If you need immediate access, please call (510) 643-4646.

Breast Pump Products

We sell the HygieniKit® Dual Pumping Kit to the campus community at our cost plus tax: 

  • HygieniKit® Dual Pumping Kit ($40.00, includes tax) is your personal attachment kit that may be used with the hospital-grade pump in the lactation rooms if you do not have Purely Yours or another personal pump. The kit's unique silicone diaphragm acts as a barrier to ensure milk purity by preventing contaminants from coming in contact with collected breast milk and prevents milk back-up so tubing and pump require little to no maintenance. BPA-free. Product #17155
  • Includes: (2) 25.0 breast flanges, (2) Silicone diaphragms, (2) 4 oz./120 mL bottles, (4) White valves, (2) Adapter caps, (2) Silicone tubings, (2) 2-piece lock-tight bottle caps, (1) Instructions for Use.
  • Already comes sterilized and ready to use.
  • Please note: payment is accepted by cash or check only. Make checks out to "UC Regents."
Breast Pumps
We encourage moms to obtain the Ameda Purely Yours Personal Pump through your health plan’s program, often provided at no cost through the Affordable Health Care Act.To purchase a pump or kit, please make an appointment by contacting the Wellness Program. 

Lactation Rooms

Campus Lactation Room MapMost of the lactation rooms on campus have a hospital-grade, electric breast pump for use either with the attachments from the Ameda Purely Yours Electric Breast Pump® or a personal HygieniKit®. 

The HygieniKit is available to purchase from us at cost ($40). To purchase a HygieniKit, please contact the Wellness program. We encourage moms to obtain the Ameda Purely Yours Personal Pump through your health plan’s program, often provided at no cost through the Affordable Health Care Act.

To use a lactation room on campus, please complete and return the registration form. After you have registered and identified the preferred building with a lactation room, you will be provided the access code and specific directions. For changing table map, please see the resources tab below.

Lactation rooms are located in the following buildings:

  • Birge Hall - NEW! Ameda Platinum Multi-User Pump
    (please allow 3-4 working days for your ID to be programmed for card key access.)
  • Dwinelle Hall
  • Eshleman Hall
    (please allow 3-4 working days for your ID to be programmed for card key access.)
  • Evans Hall  
  • Fourth Street (Campus Shared Services)
  • Giannini Hall 
  • Haas School of Business 
  • Moffitt Library
  • Simon Hall (comfortably accommodates two moms if neccessary)
  • Tang Center (University Health Services)
  • Tolman Hall (no longer available as of June 2018, please email breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu for alternatives)
  • University Hall
  • Warren Hall - this room is only accessible to occupants in Warren Hall. Register with the BFSP to access.
  • Wheeler Hall

In addition, several buildings on campus have lactation rooms that are reserved for occupants of those buildings. These include Berkeley Way West, California Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, RSSP, Stanley Hall, Valley Life Sciences, the College of Chemistry, and UC Extension at 1995 University. Please contact the building manager for access to these rooms.

Breastfeeding Your Baby Class

Breastfeeding Your Baby/ Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)Breastfeeding Support Program Flyer

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 1-4:15pm, Registration coming soon!

This class is FREE to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and their spouses/domestic partners.

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Register for the class: 

  • Faculty and staff -  click the linked date (coming soon) or contact us directly (see below).

  • Students and all others enroll by emailing breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu or calling at (510) 643-4646.

Breastfeeding Policies

University Policy

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act - effective January 1, 2013, UC's medical plans will be providing breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling at no cost. For more information on how this measure will affect you, please contact your medical plan.


Breastfeeding Supplies Eligible for FSA Reimbursements

  • The IRS has announced the cost of breast pumps and HygieniKits® can now be reimbursed through your Health Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA). UC employees can find out more about the CONEXIS Health FSA on the At Your Service website.
    Read the article from the NY Times.


California Law

Resources & News

Campus Resources:Campus Changing Table Map

Community Resources:

Nutritional Support for Breatsfeeding: 

News: