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Support for Nursing Parents

Lactation Support Program

The Lactation Support Program encompasses the accommodations available to expecting and new parents, supporting their transition back into the workplace or classes after the birth of their child. Chico State understands the difficulty of leaving your newborn and is committed to easing the transition through accommodations for employee break times and use of campus lactation rooms.

The benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognized and include increased immune function and an effect on insulin levels of newborns. Chico State respects a parent's choice to do what is in the best interest for their child and desires to accommodate those who choose to continue breastfeeding their children after transitioning back into the workplace or classes.

Campus Lactation Spaces

Lactation Spaces

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  • Meriam Library - Third Floor

    Room Details

    • Two private rooms with locking doors
    • Each room features a comfortable chair, table, mirror, outlets, and a soothing sound machine
    • The east side room also features a sink and may be more comfortable for breastfeeding
    • Users are encouraged to slide the sign from “Vacant” to “Occupied” when using the rooms

    Hours

    Drop-in during “All Floors Open” hours. For library hours, please check the Library Hours schedule

    Access

    • Walk-Ins Welcome
    • Any CSU, Chico student, faculty, or staff member may check-out a key for two hours at Meriam Library’s Circulation counter on the first floor
    • The key provides access to either room

    Note/Comments

    The rooms are located on the third floor of the library, adjacent to the women’s restrooms on the east and west sides

    For questions or assistance, please contact Library Circulation at 530-898-6501

  • Child Development Lab AJH - 113

    Room Details

    Private room with locking door has two large chairs and a locker that can be utilized by nursing parents (please bring your own padlock)

    Hours

    Academic Year Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. After hours/weekends by special arrangement

    Access

    Walk-Ins Welcome Please contact the ASCDL office in AJH 125 or 530-898-5865.

  • Human Resources - KNDL 222D

    Room Details

    Private conference room with locking door, table, chairs, and outlets.

    Hours

    Academic Year Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Access

    • By Appointment Preferred 530-898-6771
    • Walk-Ins depending on room availability
  • Nutrition & Food Sciences - Holt 350A

    Room Details

    Private kitchen area with a locking door, chair, small table, outlets, and refrigerator.

    Hours

    Academic Year Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Access

    • Walk-Ins Welcome
    • Stop by department office in Holt 369 to access room

Welcoming Spaces

  • Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) - SSC 170

    Room Details

    • Kitchen space available with a chair, table and refrigerator
    • Door does not lock

    Hours

    Academic Year Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After hours/weekends by special arrangement.

    Access

    By appointment only. 530-898-5959

  • Gender & Sexuality Equity Center - BMU 004

    Room Details

      • Private conference room with locking door, table, chairs and outlets
      • General use room is available as well, but is not private

    Hours

    Academic Year Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. After hours/weekends by special arrangement.

    Access

CSU Guidelines

Signed into effect on March 23, 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) provides that employers are required to accommodate allocated break time and a location for which new or nursing parents may express breast milk. This provision is inclusive to all lactating parents through the first year of the child's life. Information about CSU’s guidelines regarding break time for nursing parents can be found CSU Systemwide Human Resources New Break Time Regulation for Nursing Mothers (PDF)

Any questions regarding to CSU interpretation or implementation of PPACA may be directed to Human Resources, Kendall Hall, Room 220 at 530-898-4949.

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