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Mother's Rooms and Lactation Information

Lactation Accommodations

Under the new federal health care requirements, employers are required to provide break time for nursing mothers with lactation needs. The University of Houston understands the importance and benefits of breast feeding for babies and therefore has adopted a policy stating that the University will provide an appropriate location and a reasonable amount of break time to accommodate employees who are nursing mothers for a period of up to one (1) calendar year after the birth of the nursing child, pursuant to applicable state and federal laws. Ideally, the time will run concurrently with an employee’s paid break time.

The first step is filling out a lactation accommodation request form. This form should be signed by both the employee & supervisor.

If a supervisor denies or amends the request, the form must be submitted to the Office of Equal Opportunity Services (EOS) for review and signature.

Mother's Rooms (Lactation Room) Card Access

The University of Houston is pleased to provide multiple lactation rooms across campus to meet the needs of nursing mothers. The locations are varied with different hours and facilities. We have three card-access rooms, and these are located in Melcher Hall (Bauer College of Business), the MD Anderson Library, and in Energy Research Park (ERP) Buildings 3 and 4. These rooms REQUIRE Cougar Card Access to enter. To obtain access complete the WGRC Lactation Room Access Form and your Cougar Card will be set to access the room for a full year. The rooms are first come, first served. Forms should be submitted to the WGRC at wgrc@uh.edu, via fax at 713.743.5097 or submitted in person (SC North Room 201). Please note, processing time is 5 business days.

UH Lactation Room Locations

We have a map that shows the location of all of our mother's rooms.

Location 1

Graduate College of Social Work
Graduate College of Social Work, 2nd Floor, room 233. Request key from room 110 in the Graduate College of Social Work.

Location 2

Melcher Hall
CARD READER ACCESS REQUIRED

C.T. Bauer College of Business, Melcher Hall, room 350. For more information call Sara Brown, (713) 743-4613. Hours are 7am until 5pm.

Location 3

Student Center (SC) South
The Student Center Lactation Center is located on the First Floor Level of SC South between the food court and the Women's restroom. The room number is 134A and labeled "Mother's Room."

The Lactation Center includes comfortable/supportive seating for two, a foot stool, side tables, baby-changing station, resource bulletin board, and magazine rack. The Lactation Center is available for use during regular SC Hours of Operation.

Location 4

MD Anderson Library
CARD READER ACCESS REQUIRED

MD Anderson Library, room 264A. The key is available for check-out at the Service Desk. The room is available during normal library hours.

Location 5

Energy Research Park (ERP)
CARD READER ACCESS REQUIRED

The Energy Research Park has 2 rooms for use: Building 3 across from room 280. This lactation space is adjacent to the restroom.

The second room is in Building 4, room 119. Call the ERP Property Management office for more information at 832-842-4931.

Location 6

Bates Law Building
The Law Center has a designated room serving Law Center students, staff and faculty, in the Bates Law Building, room 12 from 7am until 7pm Monday-Friday.

Location 7

Agnes Arnold Hall
The Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) program has several rooms that can be used for lactation located in room 624 in Agnes Arnold Hall. Hours vary, so please call (713) 743-3214.

Location 8

Farish Hall
The College of Education has a room that can be used for lactation. Please visit Suite 214 in Farish Hall to obtain the key. Hours are 8am until 5:00pm.

Location 9

Children’s Learning Center (CLC)- Wheeler
The UH Children's Learning Center -Wheeler has a nursing/lactation room for mothers with babies enrolled at the Center.

Location 10

Children’s Learning Center (CLC)- Cameron
The UH Children's Learning Center-Cameron has a nursing/lactation room for mothers with babies enrolled at the Center.