Campus Lactation Rooms
Breastfeeding  

Lactation Rooms

As we seek to provide a welcoming environment for all members of the campus community and guests, we have provided some "Lactation Friendly" locations across campus.

Each of the lactation rooms provides private space where lactating mothers are welcome to pump or nurse. Most of these spaces are equipped with a comfortable chair, a small table and an electrical outlet. Some rooms have lockers if you care to store your pump on-site.

Each lactation room is operated by the building manager of the specific building. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but occasionally information changes without our knowledge. Please contact us with any updates at jdittrich@wisc.edu.

Please click on the building below for more information on the lactation space in that building.

If you know of a building with a lactation room but is not on this list, please email Jen at jdittrich@wisc.edu.

333 East Campus Mall, University Health Services

333 East Campus Mall

333 building

Room 7903 on the 7th Floor

  • Down the hallway and to the left of the main desk
  • There is a sink, cabinet to store pump, and large couch in the room333 sign
  • The room is lockable and there is also an "In Use" sign available to use
  • There is a schedule in the room for mothers to designate their desired time to pump/feed and to communicate with other users
  • There is no key needed to access the room and is accessible from the hallway

333 couch  333 sink

 

Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive

Agricultural Hall

1450 Linden Drive
Room 254

  • 2nd floor women's restroom area (private area)
  • Chair, outlet, sink and table
  • Occupied/Unoccupied slider sign

 

Bardeen Medical Laboratories, 1215 Linden Drive

Bardeen Medical Laboratories

Bardeen Building

1215 Linden Drive

Room 366 (Ladies Room)

  • Lactation area is in a room between the hallway and the bathroom
  • There is no key required for entry. The room is open and accessible from the hallway.
  • This room is not lockable, but shielded from view by a partition. It also has an occupied/vacant sign outside of the partition.
                                Bardeen Lactation Sign
  • There are outlets available in the lactation area
  • The closest sink is located in the bathroom next door
  • Contact Mike Wilson at (608) 262-8963 with any questions

Bardeen Lactation Room Chair    Bardeen Lactation room couch

 

Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive

Bascom Hall Lactation Room

Bascom Hall

500 Lincoln Drive

3rd Floor Ladies Room (across from Rm 350)                       

  • Lactation room is in the area between the hallway and bathroom
  • The lactation space is not lockable, however it is shielded from the public by a large L-shaped partition
  • The space is equiped with a chair, table, outlet, and infant rocker set
  • There is no contact person or key needed to access the space

Bascom partition    Bascom chair

 

Biochemical Sciences, 440 Henry Mall

Biochemical Sciences Building

440 Henry Mall

Lactation Rooms in the Biochemistry Building:

  1. Room 2238
  2. Room 4238

Both rooms are open access with doors that lock from the outside. They have a comfortable chair, table, sinck, and refrigerator for storing milk.

 

Chemistry Building, 1101 University Ave

Chemistry Building

Chemistry Building

1101 University Avenue

Room 7358 lounge sign

 

  • New changes made to update this wonderful space
  • This space contains a sink, outlets, changing table, and refrigerator
  • Also includes a small table and chair for additional children
  • Contact Kyle Roux at (608) 262-8745 or in 1227 Chemistry building for a key to access this room.

Chem area     chem table

 

Computer Sciences and Statistics Building, 1210 Dayton Street

Computer Sciences and Statistics Building

 Computer Science Building

1210 W Dayton Street

Room 2278

  • 2nd floor in Application Development and Integration
  • Lockable room with comfortable chairs as well as convenient outlets
  • Nearby sink and bathroom
  • Refrigerator available for temporary storage
  • To gain access and schedule the room contact: adi_rooms@doit.wisc.edu
    or call 608-263-3229

 

Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

School of Education

Education building

Room 261, Wellness Room

  • There is a lounge chair, refrigerator, and a sink in this room.
  • Room is lockable with a deadbolt lock while using the room.
  • To gain access to the room, please email Jesse Winters with your full name and ID number. Jesse will then add you to the list and you can use your WisCard to enter the room.

 

Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave

Grainger Hall

Grainger Building

975 University Avenue

Room 2455, Wellness Room      Grainger Wellness Room Sign            

 

  • Open during building hours
  • The room is equipped with a chair, table, and outlets
  • There is an adjoining private bathroom inside the wellness room
  • Obtain access by asking at front desk (rm 2450)

Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave

Health Sciences Learning Center

750 Highland Ave
Room 2120

  • "Special Use Lounge"
  • Card access only
  • Managed by Student Services in room 2141.
  • If you do not have a WisCard, please check in at 2141 to access the room.

Law School, 975 Bascom Mall

Law School

Law Building

975 Bascom Mall

2nd floor, across from Bookmart

  • more information about this room is coming soon!

Luther Memorial Church/Preschool, 1021 University Ave

Luther Memorial Church

Luther Memorial

1021 University Ave

Downstairs room across from preschool

  • This room is lockable and has a couple chairs, table, and outlets. Luther Memorial sign
  • There is also a play area for small children.
  • A bathroom is available nearby.
  • Contact Suzanne DuChateau at (608) 258-3168 or duchateau@luthermem.org for information regarding access to this room. 

Luther Memorial Chair   Luther Memorial kids area

 

Mechanical Engineering, 1513 Engineering Drive

Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering building

1513 Engineering Drive

Room 2061

  • The lactation room is a lockable space.Mechanical Engineering Keypad
  • There is a sink, refrigerator, changing table, and outlets available in the room.
  • Contact WISELI (Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute) office at (608) 263-1445 or stop by their office in room 2107 to obtain the access code for the room.

  Mechanical Engineering sink                           Mechanical Engineering refrigerator

 

Microbial Science Building, 1550 Linden Drive

Microbial Sciences Building

MSB building

1550 Linden Drive, Room 4202

  • Access is coordinatored by request to kastraus@wisc.edu
  • Building hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each workday except campus observed holidays
  • Room includes: Comfortable seating, nearby sink, cabinet to store items, and adjoining private restroom
  • This room is access only and an "In Use" sign is available
  • Contact Kari Straus at 890-1158 with any questions

MSB chair  MSB sink  MSB bathroom

 

Middleton Building, 1305 Linden Drive

Middleton Building

 Middleton Building

1305 Linden Drive

Room 328 A

  • Located on the 3rd floor in Academic Technology
  • Lockable room with comfortable chairs as well as convenient outlets
  • Nearby sink and bathroom
  • Refrigerator available for temporary storage
  • To gain access and schedule the room, contact at-support@lists.wisc.edu
    or call 608-265-5793

Teacher Education, 225 North Mills Street

Teacher Education

Teacher Ed Building

225 North Mills Street

1st floor (basement level)

More information to come!

Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

Pyle Center

 Pyle Center

702 Langdon St

Room 307 A

  • Within the 3rd floor ladies room, but the lactation space is a separate, lockable room 
  • The key is available at the front desk of the Pyle Center
  • Chair, table, and outlet available

Pyle Chair

Sewell Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Drive

Sewell Social Sciences

Sewell Building

1180 Observatory Drive

5th floor, Room 5209 A

  • Inside the ladies restroom (5209)
  • Contact Tammy Herbst-Koel at 890-4745
  • Pictures and more information to come!

Union South, 1308 West Dayton St, for room information, please call 890-3000

Union South

Union South Building

1308 West Dayton St

  • For information on this room, please call 890-3000
  • Private space includes a chair, table, and electrical outlets

Union South Lactation Room

Van Hise Hall, 220 Linden Drive

Van Hise Hall

Van Hise Building 

1220 Linden Drive

16th floor Ladies Room

  • Take a left off the elevator and another left into the ladies room
  • The space is not lockable but shielded from view by a partition.
  • There is a chair and outlet available.
  • The room is open and accessible (no key needed)
  • Contact Diane Waters at (608) 262-3216 with any questions.

Van Hise Chair   Van Hise Partition

WCER - Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 1025 West Johnson Street

WCER - Wisconsin Center for Education Research

1025 West Johnson Street
Room 265

Wellness Room: more information to come!

 

Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research, 1111 Highland Avenue

Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)

1111 Highland Avenue

(Adjacent to the UW Hospital and Health Sciences Learning Center)

Room 6007 (East Tower)

  • The room is open and accessible (no key needed)
  • It is a lockable space with an "In Use" sign available on the door
  • Reserve time online at http://appointmentquest.com/provider/2090139425 under “Make Appointment for WIMR 6 Health Room”
  • There’s also a sheet on the door so women who walk by and want to use the room can see when the current user entered and gauge how long it might be before the room is free again
  • There is a list of the women currently using the room inside with their contact information and how long they plan on breastfeeding too

 WIMR Desk