UCI Breastfeeding and Lactation Support

UCI is committed to promoting a family-friendly work environment for breastfeeding mothers to help achieve success at work and personal lives. By providing the necessary information and support, UCI is dedicated to helping those lactating to comfortably provide milk after returning to work or school. 

UCI Campus Lactation Rooms

There are 14 campus lactation rooms. Rooms are locally managed by the school/department and may have limited access. For more information about room locations including accessibility and contact information, click here.

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  • Applied Innovation
  • Center for Student Wellness 
  • Division of Continuing Education
  • Facilities Management 
  • Human Resources
  • Infant and Toddler Center
  • Institute for Clinical Translational Science 
  • Office of Research
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Information and Computer Sciences
  • School of Law
  • School of Social Ecology
  • University Advancement 

UCI recently received approval and funds for the improvement and expansion of campus lactation rooms, which includes adding 7 new rooms in 2020, implementation of minimum standards, and an update to Campus Standards & Design Criteria which will require a lactation room in each new building and major renovation on campus. 



UCI Health Lactation Rooms

UCI Health has Medela hospital-grade pumps for staff members to use while they pump at work. Employees are responsible for purchasing their own Medela double electric breast pump kit.

There are several lactation rooms throughout UCI Health locations for your convenience:

  • Douglas Hospital, Orange, Room 6004
    Keys are available from the atrium main lobby information desk. After 9:30 p.m., a key can be obtained from the security desk.
  • Douglas Hospital, Orange, Room 5409
    Keys are available from the atrium main lobby information desk. After 9:30 p.m., a key can be obtained from the security desk.
  • Chao Family Cancer Center, Orange, Pump Room
    For OSS/GI employees only.
  • 200 Manchester Building, Orange, Suite 837
    Contact the Benefits Department at 714-456-5736 for key availability.
  • UCI Health Senior Center, Orange, B25B, Room 146A
    Ask Receptionist for key. For use by staff and guests. No pump provided.
  • Gottschalk Plaza, B35, Irvine, Room 1608
    Ask Receptionist for key. For use by staff and guests. No pump provided.


Additional Resources

Your rights:
If you have questions about your rights, read the Systemwide UC policy on accommodations for nursing mothers.

Medical plan 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.

Breastfeeding classes:
Offered at no cost by UCI Health to all UCI faculty and staff. View the UCI Health breastfeeding class schedule.

Guidance Resources, Employee Assistance Program:
Call 844-UCI-EAP3 or visit guidanceresources.com (company ID: UCIEAP3) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit the EAP webpage.