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. 

NEW* Lactation and COVID-19
NEW* Helpful Hints For New Parents Returning To Work
NEW* Returning To Work Lactation Checklist
NEW* Wellness Tips for Working Mothers

UCI Campus Lactation Rooms

New* Enhanced Cleaning Services for UCI Campus Lactation Rooms as of June 2020
To support UCI employees as we begin re-engaging on-site operations at the UCI Campus, additional cleaning protocols for lactation rooms have been established:
  • Trash service: 5 days per week
  • Wipe and disinfect high touch points: 5 days per week 2 times per day
  • Spraying of disinfectant: 5 nights per week

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

UPDATE: Project Delayed Until 2021. UCI received approval and funds for the improvement and expansion of campus lactation rooms, which includes adding 5 new rooms, 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. As we adjust to the ongoing changes in our work environment because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in support of the concept of “social distancing", we will be postponing this project until it is safe to resume additional on-site operations.



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

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.

Policies: