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”!
A grateful mother - Kassy Clark
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 here.
If you are having difficulty making arrangements, please contact the Work Life Connections at 331-8011 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.