Breastfeeding Support Program

Campus Lactation Rooms

Columbia University provides lactation rooms to support nursing mothers returning to work, school, or campus.  Each room offers a clean, secure, and private space for women who need to express breast milk during their time on campus.  All of the rooms are equipped with a table, chair, and lock from the inside; some contain refrigerators and sinks. If a sink is not in the room itself, there is one close by. If you use a room where a refrigerator is not provided, we recommend that you bring a cooler to store your breast milk. Additionally there are Medela hospital grade breast pumps provided in each room; accessories will need to be provided by each individual user and can be purchased from the Office Of Work/Life (details below). 

Women may access the lactation rooms only for the purposes of expressing, storing and collecting breast milk.   For more information on room locations and how to access, please visit this webpage.