Lactation Resources

For moms who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to school or work, there are many places to find resources and support on campus!

Campus lactation rooms

There are 10 campus lactation rooms. Descriptions are below, and you can find a map of all locations here.

Brooks Building, Computer Science Department
Room FB 137
Sink available in the room; small refrigerator available
Contact: Available during building hours; Brian White (962-1786) or Dorothy Turner (962-1922)

Carolina Union
Room 3200
Rocking chair and baby changing station available in the room

Contact: Keys available at main information desk; hours: 8am – midnight (962-2286)

Carolina Women’s Center – Suite 101 in UNC Stone Center Building

Suite 101, Room 101B
Contact:  Call 962-8305 for details.  Available during CWC hours.

Carrington Hall (School of Nursing)
Room #307-O
Small refrigerator available
Contact: Room is locked; code available from Kathy Moore in room 1200 or call 966-4260

Center for Women’s Health Research (Southern Village)
104B Market Street
Contact: Available during business hours (843-7720)

MacNider Hall
Room 310
Sink available in the room
Contact: Available during building hours – unlocked

Murphey Hall
Room 004
Contact: Available during building hours – Go to Room 212 for key

North Carolina Botanical Garden
100 Old Mason Farm Road

Sink and refrigerator available in the room
Contact: Available during building hours; Charlotte Jones Rowe (962-0522)

Rosenau Hall (School of Public Health)
Room 227A

Sink available in the room
Contact: Room is locked; code available from Annette Raines (966-3526) or Linda Mitchell (966-7831)

Wilson Hall
Room G 32

Sink and baby changing station available in the room.
Contact: Jason Worrell (843-7336) or go to room B 31

 

Campus Policies and Resources

If you plan to use one of the campus lactation rooms, you may be interested in checking out the University Breast Pump Purchase Program, which offers a discount of up to 40% on Ameda personal breast pumps and attachment kits for the hospital-grade pumps that are available in some of the rooms for UNC students and employees. Contact the Human Resources Work/Life office at 962-6008 for the latest prices and more details.

The university adopted a Lactation Support Policy in 2010, which you can read here.

Lactation support

Seeking breastfeeding assistance?

  • UNC Hospitals Lactation Services has board-certified lactation consultants on staff seven days a week. Call the Breastfeeding Warmline at 919-966-4148.
  • Contact La Leche League or attend one of their regular meetings. You can find information and schedules for La Leche League of Chapel Hill here, or consult the La Leche League of North Carolina website for additional groups and locations.
  • The North Carolina Breastfeeding Coalition hosts ZipMilk, a nifty database of breastfeeding resources based on ZIP code. Use this to find the local support you need!

Other UNC Groups Dedicated to Breastfeeding Research, Policies and Support

  • The Carolina Global Breastfeeding Initiative in the Maternal and CHild Health Department of the School of Public Health furthers statewide, national, and global health through increased understanding and support for optimal infant and young child feeding in relation to maternal and child health.
  • Carolina BEBES, is a student group in the School of Public Health dedicated to learning more about birth and breastfeeding and advocating for supportive breastfeeding practices on campus, locally, nationally and globally.