Nursing Mothers’ Rooms

The University of Alabama provides nursing mothers’ rooms to support nursing mothers returning to work, school, or campus. Each room offers a clean, secure, and private space for women who need to express breast milk during their time on campus. All of the rooms are equipped with a table, chair, and lock from the inside. Individuals should bring with them any needed personal supplies. After using any Nursing Mothers’ Room, please complete the information in the sign-in book located in each room.

BuildingLocation 
Alston HallAlston Hall, Room 470
Capstone College of NursingCapstone College of Nursing, Room 3084
Contract Admin/Furnishing & Design Bldg. Contract Admin, Room 1007
Cyber HallCyber Hall, Room 1023
Facilities Administration BuildingFacilities Administration Building, Room 119
Frank Moody MusicMoody Music Building, Room1008
Gorgas LibraryGorgas Library, Room 1004
H.M. Comer H.M. Comer Hall, Room 2049
Hardaway Hall Hardaway Annex, Room 206
Hewson HallHewson Hall, Room 3045
Human Resources AdministrationHuman Resources Administration, Room 1022
Julia Tutwiler Hall Julia Tutwiler Hall 1120
Law SchoolLaw Center, Room 165
Little HallLittle Hall, Room 2002
North Lawn2015A North Lawn, Room 2015A
Northeast Medical BuildingNortheast Medical Building, Room 1000
Russell HallRussell Hall, Room 0136
Science and Engineering Research ComplexScience and Engineering Complex, Room 1437
Student Life Communications Cottage 8, Room 372
University HallUniversity Hall, Room 1000

Special Note for Nursing Mothers: For non-exempt (hourly paid) employees an employer shall provide (A) a reasonable amount of break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and (B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from co-workers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk. An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose. However, where employers already provide compensated breaks, an employee who uses that break time to express milk must be compensated in the same way that other employees are compensated for break time. It is recommended that the employee notify the supervisor in advance of returning to work of this request so appropriate arrangements can be made. Questions about this requirement should be directed to your HR Business Partner.


Campus Resources

Parent Resource Library at the Child Development Resource Center
Parents are welcome to take lactation and breastfeeding brochures. Parents also have the opportunity to check out books specifically on breastfeeding. While at the Parent Resource Library, you can also enjoy checking out many other excellent books and videos, children’s books and music, parent-child activity kits, and age specific toy totes. Call 348-2232 for more information.

PAL: Parenting Assistance Line (1-866-962-3030)
PAL is a collaborative service of the University of Alabama Child Development Resources and the Alabama Children’s Trust Fund. When callers call the toll-free number, 1-866-962-3030, a parenting resource specialist will answer the phone, listen to you, then offer helpful information and support on may topics including lactation support and breastfeeding. Callers can also request free literature about their specific parenting concerns.

National Resources

Breastfeeding Information and Resources 
Visit this site to learn more about breastfeeding and to get how-to information and support for breastfeeding successfully.

The National Breastfeeding Hotline: 1-800-994-9662
Talk with trained breastfeeding peer counselors who can help answer common breastfeeding questions in English or Spanish.

Breastfeeding, American Academy of Pediatrics 

LaLeche League International
Information, education, support, and encouragement for women who want to breastfeed.

Consumer Affairs- Breastfeeding and Nutrition

The University is always looking for additional space to utilize for Nursing Mothers’ Rooms in order to offer even more convenience and support to our employees. If you have space in your building that is 4 feet by 6 feet in dimension or larger that you would consider using as a Nursing Mothers’ Room, please contact Carolyn MacVicar, Manager of Wellness & Work-Life, at (205) 348-6153 or cmacvicar@fa.ua.edu.