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 these lactation spaces, email or call the listed contact for each room or area. To advocate for additional lactation space in a particular building, reach out to the listed contact person, the building facility manager or human resource (HR) manager. As a last resort, email us, and we will try to connect you.
The Work-Life Resource Center does not create, fund, manage, clean, or equip lactation rooms in campus buildings -- our role is to advocate for lactation support campus-wide, and connect moms with building facility managers and HR managers as needed. Please reach out to the listed contacts for a particular room for maintenance issues, or to building or HR staff to discuss a need for lactation space.