Privacy (Lactation) Rooms

Privacy (Lactation) Rooms at Brown University

Privacy (Lactation) rooms are temporary private spaces for nursing mothers.

Brown Policy

In compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, Brown University has adopted this policy in support of employees (faculty, staff and postdoctoral research associates and fellows) who choose to breastfeed:

The University supports and encourages the practice of breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by employees who are breastfeeding when they return to work. Additionally, it is the policy of the University to prohibit discrimination and harassment of breastfeeding employees who exercise their rights under this policy.

Upon return to work after the birth of a child and for one year thereafter, breastfeeding employees shall be allowed reasonable time to express milk during work hours.

Role of the Employee The employee shall be responsible for the following:
1. Requesting and arranging with their supervisor appropriate and reasonable break times or flexible scheduling for expressing milk.

Role of the Supervisor The supervisor shall be responsible for the following:
1. Providing reasonable paid break times each day for employees wishing to express breast milk.

Guidelines

  • Break length – Depending on the amount of travel time to/from the room to be used, 20-30 minutes.
  • Number of breaks per day – one every 3-4 hours.
    2. Providing a private space with a lock on the door for expressing milk. A bathroom stall or storage area shall not serve as a lactation space. If employees prefer, they may also express milk in their own private offices.

3. Assisting in providing a positive atmosphere of support for breastfeeding employees.

Campus Locations

The following locations are available by reservation for Brown faculty, staff, or students. The staff member or student must provide her own pump, adapter, and accessories as well as a small cooler or insulated bag.

Location
Room Details
Photos  Hours
Reservation
Brown Office Building
164 Angell Street,
3rd floor ladies restroom
Map
The space contains a lockable door, an electrical outlet, lamp, chair & table, and a sink nearby During Brown University business hours

Write-in calendar located on inner door.

Contact Michele Wise with questions or concerns.

Sarah Doyle Women's Center
26 Benevolent Street, Room 205
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The space contains a lockable door, an outlet,
chair & table, and a sink nearby

 
During Brown University business hours

Please see room reservation guidelines

Arnold Lab

91 Waterman St. Room 308, 3rd floor 

Map

The space contains a lockable door, chair table, and outlets. A sink is located next door

Room 308Room 308
During Brown University business hours

Walk-in

Contact Cheryl_Carvalho@Brown.EDU with any questions. 863-1461

Facilities Management

295 Lloyd Ave.

Map

 

 

The space contains a  lockable door, chair and bench. A sink is located across from the room. Room 104Room 104 During Brown University business hours

Walk-in

Contact Jack_Wilcox@brown.edu with any questions. 863-9388

Office of Continuing Education
200 Dyer Street, Room 151
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The space contains a lockable door, an outlet, chair and sink with countertop Room 151Room 151 During Brown University business hours

Visitors must ring bell for admittance to building.

Contact: with questions  or 863-7901.

B.E.R.T.

Buidling for Environmental Research & Teaching

85 Waterman St.

Map

The space contains a lockable door, outlets, comfortable chair, table and small refridgerator.

A sink is located close by.

Room 228Room 228 During  Brown University business hours

To reserve this room please contact:

Bernadette_Horta@brown.edu or 863-3032 

Warren Alpert Medical School 
222 Richmond Street, Room 327, exam#11 and 14 
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The space contains a lockable door with "In Use" sign, outlets, chair, counter, computer, sink and privacy curtain During Brown University business hours
Walk-in. 

Contact 
Dana Zink  
863-5091 with any questions.

Hospital Locations

Location
Room Details
Photos
Hours
Reservations
Hasbro Children's Hospital
Hasbro 4 Green Pod,
Room 470
The space contains a door (no lock, knock before entering), electrical outlet, two rocking chairs & ottoman, a side table, and a sink in room Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week Walk-in. Requires RI Hospital badge.

Questions? Contact Dr. E.S. Jacobs, Assistant Professor Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 444-668.
Women & Infants Hospital
Remondi Family Resource Center, 1st floor of the South Pavilion
The space contains a lockable door,
outlet, cushioned chairs, side table,
Ameda pump, television, a sink in the room, restrooms nearby, and
lactation resource information
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week No reservation required. 

Question? Contact Sandra Olivo Peterson, Patient and Guest Services, 274-1122 ext. 3111.
RI Hospital, Jane Brown Building
Room 110,
Labeled Department of Medicine's Parent Baby Room
The room contains a lockable door,
electrical outlet, bed, cushioned rocking chair, table, a sink and toilet in room
Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week No reservation required.

Contact Security at 444-5221 or Lucyna Kwiek at 444-5344 if door is locked.
Butler Hospital
Room 273, East Wing
Door (no lock, knock before entering), room in use sign, privacy screen, outlet, cushioned chairs, lamp, table, phone, sink and toilet nearby.

Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week No reservation required.  
Contact Ana Tuya Fulton, MD, FACP, Chief of Internal Medicine, at 455-6421/455-6362 if you need assistance.
Miriam Hospital
Baxt Building, 1st floor, Volunteer Services
Lockable door, outlet, lamp, chairs, large table, computer, telephone, refrigerator, sink nearb

Available 7:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
Contact Elle Merchant at (401) 793-2510 to learn how to access this room.
Miriam Hospital
Baxt Building, 2nd floor, Surgical Services
Lockable door, outlet, lamp, chairs, large table, changing table, sink nearby

Available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week Contact Deirdre D'Anbra or Linda Polseno at (401) 793-2273 to learn how to access this room.

Resources

Warmlines

Most Rhode Island birthing hospitals have “warm-line” phone services that mothers can call after they leave the hospital with questions or concerns about breastfeeding.

  • Kent County Hospital 401-737-7000 x3332
  • Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island 401-729-2291
  • Newport Hospital 401-845-1110
  • South County Hospital 401-782-8020 x1226
  • Westerly Hospital 401-348-2229
  • Women and Infants Hospital 1-800-711-7011

For questions regarding privacy rooms, please contact Michele Wise at 401-863-2459 or Michele_Wise@Brown.edu.