Connecting Families

UCI LACTATION SUPPORT PROGRAM

UCI is committed to promoting a family-friendly work and learning environment for breastfeeding mothers to help achieve success at work, school, 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. If you are visiting the UCI campus or a UCI Health location and would like access to the Lactation Rooms, please contact the UCI Employee Experience Center at EEC@uci.edu.

UCI CAMPUS LACTATION ROOMS

New – Enhanced Cleaning Services for UCI Campus Lactation Rooms as of June 2020

To support UCI employees and students 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 weekCenter-based child care

Campus Lactation Improvement Project UPDATE:

Project delayed, but resumes as of Dec. 2020. UCI received approval and funds for the improvement and expansion of campus lactation rooms for FY 20/21, 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.

The UCI Campus has 14 campus lactation rooms for employees, students and guests. Rooms are locally managed by the school/department and may have limited access.
Click here for room locations including accessibility and contact information
Click here for an interactive map of UCI

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

UCI HEALTH LACTATION ROOMS

UCI Health has six (6) lactation rooms throughout multiple UCI Health locations for employees and guests. Rooms are locally managed and may have limited access. See below for room access information. Click here for an interactive map of UCI

  • Douglas Hospital, Orange, Room 6004
  • Douglas Hospital, Orange, Room 5409
    To access rooms in Douglas Hospital, call Atrium reception at ext. 456-7606 with full name, ID # and contact number which will be used to be checked-in and out, if a lactation room is available. Medela hospital-grade pump available. Staff using the lactation rooms can call EVS at ext. 456-5491 to replenish supplies or clean room, i.e., gloves, Cav-wipes or paper towels. To report any issues, call Nancy Munoz, Patient Experience Guest Services Supervisor at 714-589-9187 or email at munozne@uci.edu
  • Chao Family Cancer Center, Orange, Pump Room
    For OSS/GI employees only. Medela hospital-grade pump available
  • 200 Manchester Building, Orange, Suite 837
    Contact the Benefits Department at 714-456-5736 for key availability. Medela hospital-grade pump available.
  • UCI Health Senior Center, Orange, B25B, Room 146A
    Ask receptionist for key. For use by staff and guests.
  • Gottschalk Plaza, B35, Irvine, Room 160
    Ask receptionist for key. For use by staff and guests.

LACTATION RESOURCES

UCI Lactation Support Resources
Lactation and COVID-19
Helpful Hints for New Parents Returning To Work
Returning To Work Lactation Checklist
Wellness Tips for Working Mothers

UC Medical Plan Benefit 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.

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

UCI Employee Assistance Program
Get help finding additional local lactation support resources. Call 844-UCI-EAP3 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Visit the EAP webpage for more information.

University of California Health Milk Bank
In November, 2020 UC launched the University of California Health Milk Bank, one of only two accredited milk banks in our state and 30 nationally. This safe supply of donated breastmilk will support sick, premature or young infants whose mothers aren’t able to breastfeed. Read more

National Breastfeeding Helpline
Office on Women’s Health counselors can answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish. Call (800) 994-9662 Monday–Friday from 6 am to 3 pm. If you call after hours, you will be able to leave a message, and a breastfeeding peer counselor will return your call on the next business day. For more information visit www.womenshealth.gov/breastfeeding

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