Rooms for Nursing Mothers

Rooms for Nursing Mothers Initiative GVSU is striving to make it easier for nursing mothers to maintain breast-feeding after returning to work or school by providing private and comfortable rooms for nursing mothers. In addition to the on campus resources listed below, a comprehensive list of local and community Breastfeeding Resources is available. 

"I was exceptionally impressed that regardless of the building I was in, there was a nearby lactation room. The staff was educated about the rooms and were helpful in assisting me to find them.  

Thank you for thinking of the women who are nursing and trying to balance it all. It made me feel appreciated and supported for my decision to feed my sweet baby. I also loved having the magazines and pamphlets to read as well. It showed how well thought out these rooms are, instead of just an afterthought you see in many other organizations. 

 Again, thank you for your important role within the university and all that you do for women, families, and those of us nursing!"

 Kassy Clark - a grateful mother


anyBODYS App

The anyBODYS app details single-user restrooms and nursing nests that are open to the public in Allendale, Grand Rapids, and Holland campuses, regional centers in Muskegon and Traverse City, and the Detroit Center. The app is free to download in the Apple Store and Android Play Store. Learn more about the app in iTunes.


Building - Allendale

Room

Location

* = nursing room is housed within women's restroom

FH

B-127

*Main floor near athletics offices

PAC

1703

*Adjacent to Linn Maxwell Keller Black Box Theater

KC

1252

*Outside of Women's Center

MAK

B-1-103

Near vending machines/commons area

KHS

1143

 

LIB

#016

Lower level

JHZ

1204

Main floor near break room

Building - Grand Rapids

Room

Location

DEV

119A

 

CHS

353A

 

SCB

1007

Section C

Building - Muskegon

Room

Location

LMC

217

Annis Water Resources Institute

The Hub

214

Muskegon Innovation Hub

If you are having difficulty making arrangements, please contact the Work Life Consultant, Elisa Salazar, at 331-8011 or salazael@gvsu.edu

The benefits of breastfeeding are widely recognized. Breast milk aids in the development of the baby's own immune system and the health benefits of breastfeeding last a lifetime. A breastfed baby is not only less prone to illness, such as ear infections, respiratory disease, digestive illness, SIDs and more, she/he is less likely to contact other diseases throughout life.

ACOG Breastfeeding Toolkit

Womenshealth.gov



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