Options for Lactating Students & Employees
Walla Walla Community College recognizes the breastfeeding needs of new mothers by providing a Lactation Room for students and employees. Numerous studies and healthcare recommendations point to breastfeeding for the promotion of optimal infant health. However, it can be a very difficult process for the postpartum professional or collegiate mother returning to work or school. The Lactation Rooms include a mini-fridge, comfortable seating and side table, sanitary supplies, and electrical outlets for breast-pumps. These secure locations provide students and employees the ability to ease back into work or school without having to sacrifice the healthy practice of expressing milk.
Location of Lactation Rooms
Walla Walla Campus: The Lactation Room is located in the Professional-Technical Building (J), Music room #303C-1. To schedule, call Sherry Nally at 509-527-4201.
Clarkston Campus: Contact Chad Miltenberger at 509-758-1711 or Katie Peterson at 509-758-1701.
WSP & CRCC: Faculty and staff that require use of a lactation room at WSP or CRCC should contact their Corrections Education Dean for the specific location of that room.
Other Institutional Support for Employees
Breaks during work hours: The College allows sufficient break time for breastfeeding mothers to express milk at work. Breastfeeding employees are allowed to breastfeed or express milk during work hours using their normal break and meal times. For time that may be needed beyond the usual break times, employees may use personal leave or may make up the time as negotiated with their supervisor. Supervisors are encouraged to consider flexible schedules to accommodate an employee’s needs as work demands allow. Breastfeeding support is provided up to one year after the child’s birth.
Although the Lactation Room is available to employees, an employee may also use their assigned office space if preferred.
For questions or comments, please contact: Business Services at 509-527-4201. To schedule use of the room please contact Sherry Nally at 509.527.4201 or email: [email protected].