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University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Since the Women's Center opened its doors, 25 years ago, creating intentional space for mother's at UMBC has always been important. A lactation room has been a part of our earliest history, long before lactation room policies became a typical practice in higher education and other work-place environments. In addition to having a private intentional space for moms to express milk, the Women's Center has offered mother's support groups and online community spaces for moms and parents to come together and support each other. The lactation room has often served as a point of entry for moms to access other Women's Center services so even after they no longer need to use the lactation room, they still have a community connection to the Women's Center. Last year, the lactation room was used 507 times. The space is particularly useful to graduate students and post-doctoral employees who do not have access to their own private offices.
As a female staff member who has to share an office with two male counterparts the lactation room is an amazing place to go as a breastfeeding mother of twins. In previous work places I have had to use bathrooms or pump in my car. Having a quiet, clean space where I feel comfortable makes it much easier to pump and know my babies will have what they need even when I can't be there. Everyone has been so welcoming and accommodating to my schedule. They make sure there is always space, even if they give up their office for you for 20 minutes.