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Lactation FAQs


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 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 Additionally, FAQs are at

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 ( and in the Classified Staff Human Resources Policy Manual - Staff 311. (

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

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 and learn about our programs, including Childcare and Family Resources at Work/Life Integration includes the University's Flexible Work Arrangements Guide at Call (520) 621-9870 to request consultations.

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