A new lactation room is now available for use in the Main Building, Room 506. Lactation rooms are also available in Hesburgh Library, Grace Hall, and DeBartolo Hall. For more information contact the askHR Customer Service Center at 574-631-5900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Hooray for more support for breastfeeding ND moms!
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The University is pleased to announce the availability of three general lactation areas on campus for faculty, staff, and graduate students to support women balancing their work and study commitments with their needs as mothers of young children. Each campus location offers a quiet, clean, and secure environment for women who need to express breast milk during their time on campus.
Lactation rooms are located in the Hesburgh Library, DeBartolo Hall and Grace Hall. Employees will be able to access the rooms with their Notre Dame ID card. Employees can request lactation room access by visiting http://hr.nd.edu/work-life-balance/lactation-rooms or contact askHR at (574) 631-5900 for additional information.
Friday, June 5, 2009
Grace Hall now has new furniture and a temporary curtain. We are still trying to make this location secure and improve the space with a replacement for the curtain.
Two other locations are still being finalized – Hesburgh Library and DeBartolo Hall. We are awaiting construction pricing to confirm these two are reasonable locations.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Breastfeeding 'protects mother'
Women who breastfeed their babies may be lowering their own risk of a heart attack, heart disease or stroke, research suggests.
A US study found women who breastfed for more than a year were 10% less likely to develop the conditions than those who never breastfed. ...
[Read the entire article]
Friday, February 6, 2009
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A mysterious, maple syrup-like odour that has periodically wafted over New York City since October 2005 has been linked to New Jersey fragrance processing plants, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday.
Fragrance and food additive factories in nearby New Jersey where fenugreek seeds are processed are the "probable source" of the odour, Bloomberg told a news conference at City Hall.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
... A series of life-sized photographs of women breastfeeding their babies, cut-out and plastered on poster board, is all part of an eye-catching campaign to encourage and promote the acceptance of breastfeeding in public. ...Each of the figures holds a card which reads, “When breastfeeding is accepted, it won’t be noticed."
What an excellent idea, I'd love to put some of these up during home football games!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Indiana state legislature enacted a law on July 1, 2008 requiring all employers with 25+ employees to accommodate individuals’ needs to pump and store breast milk at work.
Based on research and talking with other universities we have identified the following recommendations for the University of Notre Dame:
Locations: Provide four locations across campus, in areas with large populations of female employees who work in shared environments.
Four originally suggested areas include:
Grace or Flanner
Mendoza College of Business
LaFortune Student Center (possible public site)
McKenna Hall or Hesburgh Center
Space and other Requirements:
Each location should be a minimum of 7 feet by 7 feet
Close proximity to a sink
Table (or two)
Private and secure
Blinds on windows (if applicable)
Tri-fold screen that can be used between gliders/chairs
A lactation room privacy symbol was developed by the University of Michigan and is available for our use on each of our lactation room doors.
We are looking into giving women access with their ND ID cards (similar to access to the Faculty/Staff Weight Room in the Joyce Center).
We will also intend to provide each nursing mom:
An insulated cooler bag for milk storage.
We are also looking into providing a subsidy for a breast pump for each nursing employee.
Other items to consider purchasing: