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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 the Employee Wellness Office at EKU at least 2 weeks before needing the facility, preferably before leaving for maternity leave:
Email the EKU Employee Wellness office now
859.622.8874


Lactation Locations for students/employees on Campus 

► The EKU Library offers a Nursing Mothers Lounge for all employees and students. Library Room 102.

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.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion has space available in Jones. Entry is through 416 or 417.

► New Science Building Room 1210 is a lactorium.

► Center for Student Parents located in Weaver has a lactation space available for student and staff use. The room  is located in Weaver 304. There is a full size refrigerator, comfortable seating and electricity available. Check into Weaver 202 to get a key. The weaver building is not handicap accessible.

 

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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