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Lactation Accommodation Program


Lactation Accomodation Program

The University of California, Riverside Work/Life Program has been awarded the designation of “Breastfeeding Friendly Employer”by the Riverside County Department of Public Health Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program Lactation Services Program. Through collaboration with the Lactation Services program, UCR has successfully completed the five required steps to achieve this designation. Our exemplary efforts have resulted in a lactation support program which provides breastfeeding support and education to employees and their families, flexible scheduling options for breastfeeding mothers, and a private, comfortable location for milk expression while employees are at work. This success demonstrates UCR’s commitment to providing an environment for its employees to achieve a balanced work and family life.

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Lactation Rooms

Two private lactation rooms are now open and complete with multi-user hospital grade medela breast pumps! Two additional rooms are available for which access is restricted to employees assigned to the Center for Environmental Research & Technology (Ce-Cert) and the Child Development Center (CDC) work locations. Visit the UCR Lactation Accommodation Program Guidelines for information on the use of these lactation rooms.

Sproul Hall 2113

two photos of sproul hall lactation room

Pierce Hall 2214B

two photos of pierce hall lactation room

Effective March 23, 2010 the Federal Health Care Reform Act requires the following:

  • A “reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has a need to express the milk.”
  • 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.”
  • A reasonable amount of break time to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother. The frequency of breaks needed to express milk as well as the duration of each break will likely vary.
  • A bathroom, even if private, is not a permissible location under the Act. The location provided must be functional as a space for expressing breast milk. If the space is not dedicated to the nursing mother’s use, it must be available when needed in order to meet the statutory requirement. A space temporarily created or converted into a space for expressing milk or made available when needed by the nursing mother is sufficient provided that the space is shielded from view, and free from any intrusion from co-workers and the public.

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Alisha French, S. HR Program Analyst

Telephone:  (951) 827-1434

Emailalishaf@ucr.edu

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