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Lactation Support Services

Recognizing the benefits of breastfeeding and in compliance with state law, UCSD provides employees who are nursing mothers with a private space and a reasonable amount of time to express milk.

Lactation facilities

State law requires the university to provide space close to an employee's work area where she can express milk in private. This can include private offices or lockable meeting space. Restrooms are not considered appropriate spaces.

  • To find your nearest lactation room, visit this map of UC San Diego and enter "lactation" in the search box.
  • For lactation room access:
    • Campus lactation rooms - contact worklife@ucsd.edu
    • Health lactation rooms - submit your question on the Health Human Resources website under Employee Relations Inquiry or call 619-543-3200 and select Employee Relations option.
  • If there are no established lactation spaces near your work area, ask your supervisor about locating a suitable space.

Lactation Resources

  • UC Medical Plan Benefit Resources
    • UC medical plans provide a variety of breastfeeding support resources including nurse lines, counselors, and online programs to help you if you have questions about breastfeeding. If you are covered by a UC medical plan, breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling may be available at no cost. View breastfeeding resources from UC's medical plans.
  • UC San Diego Health Breastfeeding Support
  • National Breastfeeding Helpline
    • Office on Women’s Health counselors can answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish. Call (800) 994-9662 Monday–Friday from 6 am to 3 pm. If you call after hours, you will be able to leave a message, and a breastfeeding peer counselor will return your call on the next business day. For more information visit www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding
  • San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition
    • The San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition is a non-profit organization that has been serving San Diego bringing together health care providers, agencies, organizations, individuals, families, and other breastfeeding advocates to support, protect and promote breastfeeding who are passionate about making breastfeeding attainable for all families in the San Diego and Imperial Counties.
  • University of California Health Milk Bank
    • In November, 2020 UC launched the University of California Health Milk Bank, operated by UC San Diego Health, one of only two accredited milk banks in our state and 30 nationally. This safe supply of donated breastmilk will support sick, premature or young infants whose mothers aren’t able to breastfeed. Learn more

Policies

Contacts

  • For help obtaining workplace accommodation:
    • Campus employees - contact employeerelations@ucsd.edu 
    • Health employees - submit your question on the Health Human Resources website under Employee Relations Inquiry or call 619-543-3200 and select Employee Relations option.
  • For additional lactation or other health education materials for students, contact:

 

The following facilities are part of UC San Diego's lactation program and are available to nursing mothers at UC San Diego.

  • For lactation room maintenance, please email or call the Building Contact listed for the room.
  • For your convenience, Medela Hospital Grade Lactina Breast Pumps (#016SC01) are provided for use in most of the rooms. However, you must supply your own Medela Lactina pump kit. Students can purchase a Medela Lactina pump kit at Student Health at a discounted price.

Campus Locations

For more information regarding the below facilities, please contact worklife@ucsd.edu
Building Room Access Equipment Building Contact

EBU-3B (CSE Building)

Room 3113 Standard operating hours.  Access code required.  Please contact building contact for access code. Medela pump, chair, table

Matthew M. Scott,       (858) 534-7122, mms001@ucsd.edu 

Campus Services Complex - Building D Room 127 Standard operating hours. Key required. Please contact building contact for key.  Medela pump, chair, table

La Shon Smith, (858) 534-5524, lwsmith@ucsd.edu 

Galbraith Hall Room 252, 2nd floor Hours vary during summer and holidays. Access code required. Medela pump, chair/nursing stool, side table, sink Work Life Office, worklife@ucsd.edu
Price Center (map) Green Room (Room 2.115, across from Price Center Ballroom)

8 a.m. – 11 p.m. every day, including weekends. Hours vary during summer and holidays. Access code required. 

Medela pump, chair/ottoman, table, lamp, sink John Payne, (858) 534-8986, jpayne@ucsd.edu

Nierenberg Hall

Room 416B

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon-Fri Access code required.

Medela pump, chair, desk, microwave, small refrigerator Daisy Do, (858) 822-5329, dtd001@ucsd.edu

Sequoyah Hall

Room 111 Standard operating hours.  Access code required. Medela pump, lactation specific chair, ottoman, table, side table  Karen Wagner, k1wagner@ucsd.edu

SIO Eckart Building (map)

Room 162, 1st floor women's restroom 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Access code required. Medela pump, recliner, table, lamp, microwave, small refrigerator

Daisy Do, (858) 822-5329, dtd001@ucsd.edu

 

SIO - New Scripps Admin Building

Room 128

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Mon-Fri. Access code required.

Medela pump, chair, table, refrigerator

 

Daisy Do, (858) 822-5329, dtd001@ucsd.edu

Structural and Material Engineering (SME)

Separate room in 4th floor women's restroom next to Room 437 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.  Access code required. Medela pump, chair/nursing stool Work Life Office, worklife@ucsd.edu

Torrey Pines Center North (map)

Plaza Level

Standard operating hours. Access code required.

Chair/ottoman, table

Work Life Office, worklife@ucsd.edu 

Torrey Pines Center South

Room 345

7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mon - Fri. Access code required. Please contact worklife@ucsd.edu for access code. 

Chair/ottoman, table, sink, refrigerator

g2help@g2servicesinc.com

Women's Center   Student Center West (map)

2nd floor (check in at front desk) Academic Year Hours: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday
9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Fridays.
Medela pump, chair/ottoman, table, lamp, sink, changing table Jessica Geipel, (858) 822-0074, jgeipel@ucsd.edu

Health Sciences/Health System locations

For more information regarding the below facilities, please submit your question on Health Human Resources website under Employee Relations Inquiry or call 619-543-3200 and select Employee Relations option.
Building Room Access Equipment Building Contact

ACTRI

1W512 New Standard operating hours  2 chairs, 2 stools, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

ACTRI

2W512 New Standard operating hours.  2 chairs, 2 stools, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Biomedical Research Facility II (BRF2) Room B0120 in the basement of BRF2 Standard operating hours. Access code required.

Medela pump, recliner chair, table, lamp

Bic Pham-Le Cory, bic@ucsd.edu
Biomedical Science Building (map) Next to B241 in the basement; Lactation room accessible via the women's restroom Standard operating hours. Access code required. Medela pump, chair/ottoman, table, lamp Bic Pham-Le Cory, bic@ucsd.edu
CTF Hillcrest Access via 2nd floor women's restroom Standard operating hours. Access any time with key.

Ameda pump, chair, table

Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

ECOB

Suite 1-100, room 002 Open Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Notify front desk personnel to be let into the suite.  Recliner chair, sink, counter Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

Jacobs Medical Center

3-531  Access any time with Access Badge Medela Pump, chair, table, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

Jacobs Medical Center

6-712  Always open Medela Pump, chair, table, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

Jacobs Medical Center

7-731  Access any time with Access Badge Medela Pump, chair, table, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Leichtag

2nd floor, 3rd floor

Standard operating hours. Access code required. Medela pump, chairs, tables Health HR, Employee Relations,  (619) 543-3200
Medical Center – Hillcrest (map) Room 8-155, Eastside, 8th floor Always open. Keycode required. Medela pump, chair, sink Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Medical Center - Hillcrest 4-260 Always open. Keycode required. Medela Pump, recliner chair, refrigerator Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Medical Center - Hillcrest 9-911  Always open. Keycode required. Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Moores Cancer Center Room 2337 Standard operating hours Chair, table Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200
Sanford Consortium Room 1016, first floor Standard operating hours, all hours with building access 2 seats, mini-fridge

Monica Cowdrey mcowdrey@sanfordconsortium.org 

Scripps Research Institute first floor of the Dorris Neuroscience Center (just to the right when you walk in the front door) Standard operating hours, all hours with building access 1 seat, mini-fridge

Andrea Hartzell ahartzel@scripps.edu 

Telemedicine Building Room 327, 3rd floor Standard operating hours. Access code required. Medela pump, table, 2 chairs

Cindi Pittroff, cpittroff@ucsd.edu

Perlman

L-066  Accessed through the waiting room during standard operating hours. Chair, table Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

Thornton Pavillion

3-320, access via door in nursing station Always open Medela pump, recliner chair, refrigerator Health HR, Employee Relations, (619) 543-3200

For more information on UCSD Campus lactation facilities, e-mail worklife@ucsd.edu

For UCSD Health lactation facilities, please submit your question on Health Human Resources website under Employee Relations Inquiry, or call 619-543-3200 and select Employee Relations option.