Breastfeeding Support Program

About the Breastfeeding Support Program

The Breastfeeding Support Program, established in 2008, is essential to assisting faculty, staff, and students achieve their academic and career goals while meeting their childrens’ needs. The primary function is to ensure that lactating women, in particular those who do not regularly have access to private space, will be able to continue breastfeeding and carry on their studies or work. 


Breastfeeding Advisory Committee 

The Office of Work/Life would like to acknowledge the breastfeeding advisory committee for their contribution to the development of the breastfeeding support program:

  • Jeanne Brooks-Gunn: Adjunct professor in pediatrics; Virginia and Leonard Marx Professor of Child Development and Education, Teachers College and College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Co-director, National Center for Children and Families; Co-director, Columbia University Institute for Child and Family Policy  
  • Wendy Chavkin: Special Lecturer; Former Professor of Clinical Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, and Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Sarah Sheets Cooke, DNP, RN-CS: Former Vice Dean of School of Nursing
  • Laura Zeidenstein, DrNP, MSN, CNM: Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of Nurse-Midwifery Program