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 jen.templin@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 jen.templin@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 no key needed to access the room and is accessible from the hallway
  • Questions? Contact Jeremy Gray in Building Services at jmgray@uhs.wisc.edu or UHS Administrative Director Arnold Jennerman @ aajennerman@uhs.wisc.edu.

333 couch  333 sink

 

Agricultural Hall, 1450 Linden Drive

Agricultural Hall

Room 254
  • 2nd floor women's restroom area (private area)
  • Chair, outlet, sink and table
  • Occupied/Unoccupied slider sign
  • Contact Therese McHenry at 608-262-1251 or therese.mchenry@wisc.edu with any questions.

 

American Family Children's Hospital, 1675 Highland Ave

American Family Children's Hospital

 

Room 5111 in the Pediatric Unit

  • Room accessible from hallway (no key needed)
  • Need employee ID or visitor's pass to enter pediatric unit
  • Chairs, table, outlets, microwave, cabinets, sink, and television
  • Pumps provided
  • Gloves and wipes provided to clean pump after use
  • Lockable from the inside
  • Writing table outside of room to write when you will be done using the room
  • Sliding "Occupied/Vacant" sign outside of door
  • Call Pediatrics 5N at 608-263-8157 or Pediatrics 5S at 608-890-7887 with any questions.

   

 

Bardeen Medical Laboratories, 1215 Linden Drive

Bardeen Medical Laboratories

Bardeen Building

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

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
  • Posted schedule due to high traffice
  • There is no contact person or key needed to access the space

Bascom partition    Bascom chair

 

Biochemical Sciences, 440 Henry Mall

Biochemical Sciences Building

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, sink, and refrigerator for storing milk.

There is a sheet available in the room for mothers who use the room on a regular basis to exchange contact information.

 

 

 

Birge Hall, 430 Lincoln Drive

Birge Hall

Room 342

  • Key to access this room can be picked up in the Botany Office (rm 132)
  • Couch and chairs, table, outlets, microwave, refrigerator, and cabinets
  • Curtain for privacy
  • Door locks from inside when closed.
  • Contact the Department of Botany at 608-262-1057 with any questions!

 

Chemistry Building, 1101 University Ave

Chemistry Building

Chemistry Building

Room 7358 

  • 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
  • Room is lockable from the inside.
  • Contact Jeff Nielson at (608) 262-8745 or in 1227 Chemistry building for a key to access this room.

Chem area     chem table

 

Clinical Sciences Center, 600 Highland Ave

Clinical Sciences Center

at UW Hospital

 

Rooms E5/750 and E5/751

  • Available to employees only
  • Employees can access the room with employee ID
  • Chair, cabinets, and outlets
  • Room is lockable from the inside
  • There is a writing tablet outside of the door to write when you will be done using the room
  • Contact information desk at 608-263-6400 with any questions

 

Computer Sciences and Statistics Building, 1210 Dayton Street

Computer Sciences and Statistics Building

 Computer Science Building

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
  • 3 sets of tables/chairs, sectioned off by panels
  • Sliding "Do Not Enter/Knock and Enter" sign on door
  • To gain access and schedule the room contact: adi-support@doit.wisc.edu or stop by room 2207 for a key!

 

Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

School of Education

Education building

Room 261, Wellness Room

  • There is a lounge chair, refrigerator, microwave, outlets, and a sink in this room.
  • Room is lockable with a deadbolt lock while using the room.
  • Visitors looking for one-time use and visit the Business Office in room L259 on floor L2 to gain access.
  • To gain access to the room, please email Jesse Winters (jesse.winters@wisc.edu) 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.
  • Contact ems@education.wisc.edu with any questions.

 

 

Engineering Hall, 1415 Engineering Drive

Engineering Hall

Room 2750

  • Locked room
  • Key can be requested from Peggy Conklin, rm 2610 Engineering Hall or Nancy Hansen in rm 2620 Engineering Hall
  • Chair, table, outlet are available in the room
  • Contact Peggy Conklin at 608-265-4048 with any questions.

 

Environment, Health and Safety Building, 30 East Campus Mall

Environment, Health and Safety Building

 

Room 261

  • includes sink, cabinet, mirror, soap, 2 lounge chairs, outlet, privacy curtain and refrigerator for temporary storage
  • Room can be reserved using the Global Address Book under room 261.
  • Reception Desk contact: Tarlice Griffin, 608-265-5000, tgriffin@fmp.wisc.edu
  • Facility Manager contact: Lucas Hendricks, 608-209-5224, lhendricks@fpm.wisc.edu

 

Grainger Hall, 975 University Ave

Grainger Hall

Grainger Building

Room 2455, Wellness Room 

  •  Open during building hours
  • The room is equipped with a chair, table, outlets, microwave and refrigerator
  • There is an adjoining private bathroom inside the wellness room
  • Breastmilk storage bags and nursing pads provided.
  • Obtain access by asking at front desk (rm 2450) or 608-262-4000.

Health Sciences Learning Center, 750 Highland Ave

Health Sciences Learning Center

Room 2120
  • "Special Use Lounge"
  • Available to faculty, staff, and students (including visiting students)
  • 2 sets of one couch/one table separated by a curtain for privacy
  • Sink, outlets, cabinets, microwave
  • Refrigerator and lockers provided for storage of breastmilk and pumps
  • To gain access to the Special Lounge, contact the Student Services desk in HSLC Room 2141H or at 608-263-4920
  • Student Services will grant access by activating the user's WisCard for a specified time period based
  • The WisCard can then be used to gain access to the Special Lounge until the pre-arranged time period has ended.

    Law School, 975 Bascom Mall

    Law School

    Law Building

    2nd floor, across from Bookmart

    • Across from room 2115
    • Located in Family Bathroom
    • Rocking chair, table, changing table
    • Sink in bathroom
    • Contact Justin Boehm at 608-890-4466

    Luther Memorial Church, 1021 University Ave

    Luther Memorial Church

    Luther Memorial

    Downstairs

    • 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 608-258-3160.

    Luther Memorial Chair   Luther Memorial kids area

     

    Mechanical Engineering, 1513 Engineering Drive

    Mechanical Engineering

    Mechanical Engineering building

    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 3065 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

    Room 4202

    • Access is coordinated 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

    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
    • Sliding "In Use" sign available in room
    • To gain access and schedule the room, contact at-support@lists.wisc.edu
      or call 608-265-5793

        

    Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street

    Pyle Center

     Pyle Center

    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
    • Contact Tammy Blankenheim at 608-262-1122 with any questions.

    Pyle Chair

    School of Pharmacy, 777 Highland Ave

    School of Pharmacy


    Wellness Room, Rm 2115
    Across the hallway from the Student and Academic Affairs Office (2220 Rennebohm) 

    •  Student Affairs Office phone number: (608)262-6234
    • Visit the Student and Academic Affairs office (2220 Rennebohm) for the key to this room
    • Room includes a couch, chair, table, and electrical outlets
    • Puzzles and games available for additional children
    • Door automatically locks when closed

     

    School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015 Linden Dr

    School of Veterinary Medicine

    Room 2251

    • See building manager, Karen Mier, to gain access (mierk@vetmed.wisc.edu), Rm 2151
    • LIMITED availability (check with Karen)
    • Chairs, table, electrical outlet, small refrigerator
    • 2 sets of chairs and tables separated by a curtain
    • Sink access in a bathroom is relatively nearby

     

    Sewell Social Sciences, 1180 Observatory Drive

    Sewell Social Sciences

    Sewell Building

    5th floor, Room 5209 A

    • Inside the ladies restroom (5209)
    • Comfortable chair, cabinet, and outlet
    • Lockable from inside
    • Accessible without a key
    • Contact Tammy Herbst-Koel at 890-4745

    Signe Skott Cooper Hall (School of Nursing), 701 Highland Ave

    Signe Skott Cooper Hall (School of Nursing)

     

     Rooms 1176C (Special Lounge), 1176D, and 1176

    • Visit the Student Services desk in room 1100 to get the key to any of the 3 rooms
    • You must show an ID to get a key
    • Room is lockable from the inside
    • Chairs, table, sink, shelf, and outlet
    • Contact Lisa Reese at 608-263-6475

       

    Teacher Education, 225 North Mills Street

    Teacher Education

    Teacher Ed Building

    1st floor (basement level) Room 104

    • Must visit Room 210 to obtain the key.
    • Couch, chairs, table, outlet, and refrigerator
    • "In Use" sign available in room to hang on outside of door while using the room
    • Door locks automatically when closed
    • Contact: Elham Milani, 263-4600, ebmilani@education.wisc.edu

     

    Union South, 1308 West Dayton St

    Union South

    Union South Building

    Room 241
    • Private space includes a chair, table, and electrical outlets
    • Lockable from inside
    • Sliding "In Use" sign outside of room
    • Call 608-219-4967 to gain access to the room

    Union South Lactation Room

    Van Hise Hall, 220 Linden Drive

    Van Hise Hall

    Van Hise Building 

    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

    Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI), 1552 University Ave

    Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI)

    Room 1665 ("Overnight Room")

    • Can gain access to this room from Tim Fritsche in room 1189
    • Frequent users will be granted a key
    • Door deadlocks
    • "Occupied" appears on door handle when door has been locked
    • Chair, table, sink, cabinets, and outlets
    • Contact building manager, Tim Fritsche, at 608-263-4455 with any questions regarding use of this room

       

    Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID), 330 N Orchard St

    Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery (WID)

     

    Room B1287 "Parenting Room"

    • Accessible only by building occupants
    • Chair, table, outlet, sink, and cabinets
    • Lockable from the inside
    • Sign up schedule outside of door
    • Sliding "In Use" sign outside of door

       

    Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research, 1111 Highland Avenue

    Wisconsin Institutes for Medical Research (WIMR)

    (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
    • Contact Doug Pallard at 608-265-0858 with any questions regarding this room

     WIMR Desk