Breastfeeding

EKU supports a mother’s decision to breastfeed by ensuring that she has an appropriate place to express milk within reasonable proximity to her work area. 

We will work to ensure that you have a place to express milk for up to one year after the birth of your child that:

  • is not a bathroom
  • is shielded from view
  • is free from intrusions, coworkers and the public
  • is in proximity to your work area

Please contact Healthy YOU! at EKU at least 2 weeks before needing the facility, preferably before leaving for maternity leave:
Email Healthy YOU! at EKU 
859.622.8874


Lactation Locations for students/employees on Campus 

► The EKU Library offers a Nursing Mothers Lounge for all employees and students.

Student Health Services (Rowlette 112) provides a lactation room with a mini-fridge. Check in at the front desk and show EKU ID. (Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Friday 8:00 AM-4:30 PM)

Business and Technology (BTC 030) provide a space on the lower level of the BTC building. This room is available for EKU Students and Staff. Check in at the Deans Office in BTC214 to secure the keypad code to access the room.


Certified Lactation Counselor

A Certified Lactation Counselor is available to meet with mothers who are planning to breastfeed.  There is no fee for this service.  Making this initial appointment prior to your due date will enable you to receive follow-up support after delivery.

To make an appointment please contact:
Erin K. Eliassen RD, CLC      
(859) 622-2286      
erin.eliassen@eku.edu 


www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding
www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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