Breastfeeding Room Location Map
There are breastfeeding room located across campus. Two buildings offer weekend and after-hours Nursing Rooms: the MSU Union Building and the MSU Main Library. If you are on campus during the weekend or afterhours and may need a Nursing Room, please feel free to utilize these two locations. Prior to use, please be sure to check with the location regarding their hours. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the MSU WorkLife Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone (517-353-1635) during the hours of 9am and 4pm Monday-Friday.
If you have any concerns or questions regarding breastfeeding support, or you wish to be added to the breastfeeding email listserv for MSU faculty and staff, feel free to contact the WorkLife Office at email@example.com.
Michigan State University supports breastfeeding mothers. The MSU administration understands the benefits of breastfeeding and expects supervisors to provide a supportive environment and an appropriate private space and time for mothers who choose to nurse their babies or express/pump their breast milk during the workday. Use this printable (PDF) sign to use on the door when breastfeeding is in session.
Breastfeeding Educational Series
Free to MSU faculty, staff, and student parents
Breastfeeding: How to Get Started and Keep Going
Although breastfeeding is natural, it is a learned skill. This four-part program is designed to give pregnant women and their partners information on preparing to breastfeed and strategies for continuing to breastfeed upon returning to work.
Presenter: Natosha Sage-El, Expectant Parents Organization
Dates: see calendar for March and October
Time: 12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.
Location: Linton Hall, Room 113 and Zoom
- Week 1: Introduction to Breastfeeding: Benefits, How Breastfeeding Works
- Week 2: Baby is Here! Getting Started: The Mechanics of Breastfeeding Positioning, Latching On, Feeding Patterns, Challenges
- Week 3: Maintaining Breastfeeding: Lifestyle, Expressing and Storing Milk, Returning to Work
- Week 4: Breastfeeding Transitions: Introducing Solid Foods and Weaning
Breastfeeding Resources: Hale Publishing provides several resources about breastfeeding. One of the most popular publications is “Medications & Mothers’ Milk.”
Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition: The Capital Area Breastfeeding Coalition helps foster breastfeeding in and around Lansing, Michigan. The coalition is one of a number of organizations under the statewide Michigan Breastfeeding Network.
Department of Labor Fact Sheet #73 - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA: This fact sheet provides general information on the break time requirement for nursing mothers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), which took effect when the PPACA was signed into law on March 23, 2010 (P.L. 111-148). This law amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
General Breastfeeding Information (The Bump): The information you need to know now, when it comes to breastfeeding your baby. Get tips on prepping, pumping, managing feedings while traveling with your little one, and much more.
Henry & Co. Motherhood Simplified: This vendor offers high quality nursing apparel and baby accessories to make "Motherhood Simplified." Nursing camisoles and nursing scarves offer full coverage and convenience for breastfeeding mothers.
International Lactation Consultant Association: The International Lactation Consultant Association® (ILCA®) is the member association for International Board Certified Lactation Consultants® (IBCLC®) and other healthcare professionals who care for breastfeeding families. ILCA membership is open to all who support and promote breastfeeding. Members may join at any time and do not need to be an IBCLC in order to be a member.
La Leche League: The mission of La Leche League is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Michigan Breastfeeding Network: The mission of MIBFN is to optimize state and community support of breastfeeding by leading collaborative actions for advocacy, education, and coalition building. The organization offers several resources and an "Anytime, Anywhere Project" to support breastfeeding. They also publish a handout called "How Lactation Support Benefits Employers."
The Business Case for Breastfeeding: A comprehensive program that is designed to educate employers about the value of supporting breastfeeding employees in the workplace. They also offer The Business Case for Breastfeeding: Employees' Guide to Breastfeeding and Working, a downloadable toolkit for nursing mothers going back to work after maternity leave.