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Lactation FAQs

FAQ: 

I understand that the University of Arizona is committed to the further development of campus lactation spaces with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), through amended Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). What are suggested links?

Learn about the Affordable Care Act at https://www.healthcare.gov/. Visit the United States Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division regarding "Break Time for Nursing Mothers" under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) at http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/. Additionally, FAQs are at http://www.dol.gov/whd/nursingmothers/faqBTNM.htm.

Where would employees find University of Arizona "Breastfeeding Rest Period" information?

Employees may visit the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) links in the University Handbook for Appointed Professionals - UHAP 2.22 (http://policy.arizona.edu/university-handbook-appointed-personnel) and in the Classified Staff Human Resources Policy Manual - Staff 311. (http://policy.arizona.edu/classified-staff-human-resources-policy-manual).

Is it permissible to use a bathroom as a lactation space?

No, a lactation space cannot be a bathroom, even if it is a private setting.

How do I find a list of lactation spaces for our Tucson and Phoenix campuses?

UofA Life & Work Connections is the University's designated work/life office and invites you to visit https://lifework.arizona.edu/cc/family_resource_map

How do I request a health care, lactation consultation as a current employee or enrolled student, who is delivering at Banner University Medical Center Tucson?

How do I request a health care, lactation consultation as a current employee or enrolled student, who has other (non-Banner University Medical Center Tucson) delivery arrangements?

What should be known about a lactation space when needed by a nursing mother?

Federal law and University policy requires that lactation rooms (including those room designated as “Family Rooms”) be made available when needed by a nursing mother. Thus, nursing mothers who need to express milk take priority over any other use of this room.

Are lactation-specific and lactation-adaptive areas furnished and accessed the same across campus?

What information is available on the proper handling and storage of human milk?

How do I learn about coverage on renting a breast pump?

Contact your insurance carrier to discuss breast pump coverage options.

I am interested in lactation resources, along with childcare and flexible work arrangements information. What are useful steps?

Visit Lactation and Family Spaces at https://lifework.arizona.edu/cc/lactation_information and learn about our programs, including Childcare and Family Resources at https://lifework.arizona.edu/wwa/programs. Work/Life Integration includes the University's Flexible Work Arrangements Guide at https://lifework.arizona.edu/wls/flexworkarrangements. Call (520) 621-9870 to request consultations.

What government, University of Arizona and organizational resources are available?