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Lactation Rooms

VCU provides six lactation rooms for faculty and staff to support women balancing their return to work with their needs as mothers of young children.

Information compiled as a project of the School of Medicine Committee on the Status of Women and Minorities (COSOWAM), Spring 2009. Please visit the Women in Medicine and Science Program home page for more information about Women in Medicine and Science.

Monroe Park Campus

James Branch Cabell Library, 901 Park Avenue, Room B11

The lactation room is open to all VCU students, faculty and staff who want to breastfeed or pump during the hours Cabell Library is open to the public. The room is located on the left between the two library staff restrooms after turning right upon exit from the elevator.

To unlock the door, check out an access control card for Room B11 from the Cabell Library circulation desk. The room is freshly painted and carpeted and includes a Medela Symphony pump, a comfortable chair, and a sink. Family friendly, unisex restrooms with diaper changing stations are also located the same floor. For more information, contact Jeanne Hammer, Associate University Librarian at 828-1116 or jmhammer@vcu.edu. For library hours, please see the VCU Libraries page.

MCV Campus

Main Hospital, 1250 E. Marshall St., Main 4, Room 547

This room is available to nursing mothers who are employees or visitors. It has Symphony Pumps, rocking chairs, privacy screens, bathrooms and an IPod docking station. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The room has been provided as a result of a grant from the Women’s Auxiliary at VCU Health System (VCUHS). For more information, contact Theresa Erichsen, RN, at 628-0249, theresa.erichsen@vcuhealth.org, or Karen Hill, RN, at 827-1702, karen.hill@vcuhealth.org, Workforce Development.

Sanger Hall, 1101 E, Marshall St, Basement 1, Room B1-033B

This room is located behind the women’s rest room. The room is freshly painted and carpeted with a comfortable chair. It is open to all VCU students, faculty and staff who want to breast feed or pump. Sanger Hall is open M-F 7:30 – 6, and accessible other weekday hours and weekends with card access to Sanger and sign-in at the lobby information desk. For more information, contact Lesley Tremblay, Building Manager, 828-6911, ljtremblay@vcu.edu.

VCU School of Nursing, 1100 E. Leigh St., 1st floor, Room 1002B

The nursing mothers and babies room may be accessed Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a key secured from the receptionist on the first floor lobby. For more information, call (804) 828-0724 or visit the receptionist at the front desk of the building at 1100 E. Leigh St.

VCU Health System Family Care Center, 607 N. 10th Street

This room is located below the N Parking Deck, behind the MCV Campus bookstore. The Family Room, located in Room 153, is designed for those who want to breast feed or pump and contains a couch and comfortable chairs. VCU faculty, staff and students may ring the door bell for access to the Family Care Center and show their ID for entrance. For more information, contact Patsy Moon, 828-6291, pmoon@mcvh-vcu.edu.