Research has shown that breast-fed babies are healthier than those who are bottle-fed. Research also shows a correlation between breastfeeding and higher IQ. Employers are recognizing that moms and dads will likely need fewer sick days to care for infants who are breast-fed. Yet it is often difficult to return to work and continue breastfeeding. There are many things that U-M can do to support new moms in their commitment to breastfeeding.
A highlight among our resources is a list of lactation rooms across the Ann Arbor campuses. To inquire about rooms that appear on the list, email or call the listed contacts. To advocate for additional lactation space in a particular building, reach out to the listed contact person, or the building or facility manager.