Lactation Rooms

Lactation Rooms are comfortable spaces available to all Longwood area employees to use for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. Medela Symphony hospital grade pumps are provided. Below you will find information on locations, logistics, and support.




 Location Notes

HMS Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck Street G 002 Across from elevator
HMS Armenise Building, 210 Longwood Ave 130 Across from the elevator and adjacent to the restrooms. This is a shared room, with 2 private areas and 2 pumps. This room requires HUID card access; to gain access contact
HMS TMEC – Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave 444
HMS HIM – Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Circle 1 C
Accessible from the NRB, in the Women’s Room near the doors to HIM from Elements Café
HMS NRB – New Research Building, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur 229 Department of Genetics
HMS 641 Huntington Ave 104 Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
HMS Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St 107 Inside the Mail Room to the left
HSDM Research & Education Building (REB), 190 Longwood Ave 113 Room 113 is directly behind the security desk
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave 201 B Next to Classroom 200
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave G11 A Ground floor across from mailboxes
SPH FXB – 651 Huntington Ave G 01 This is a shared room between the hours of 10-1:30 and 3-4, with 2 pumps.
Located at the end of hallway close to elevators
SPH 90 Smith Street 2nd Floor

3rd Floor

Please email to register for the online sign-up calendar.


Landmark: 3rd floor East L3-027 If you have an HMS HUID please request that you have clearance to the SPH Landmark 3rd floor east suite by contacting SPH Operations at (617) 432-1152 or (617) 432-1153 or

Please email Giancarlos Troncoso to register for the online sign-up calendar

  • The rooms are maintained by the Harvard Longwood Campus Offices of Human Resources
  • All rooms are equipped with Medela Symphony pumps. You would need to bring your own accessories when using Harvard’s Lactation Rooms.
  • When using a Lactation Room you may lock the door from the inside for privacy.  Note the time you will be finished on the white board on the door.
  • Log your time on the log sheets inside each Lactation Room.
  • Accessory kits for Medela Symphony pumps can be purchased at a discounted rate at Harvard University Health Services Pharmacy at 75 Mount Auburn Street.  Please call first to see if they are in stock prior to making the trip.
  • Nursing and working: guidelines and best practices
  • In case anyone forgets or breaks an accessory kit piece needed for the pump:
    • BWH has a pump accessories vending machine.  Take the J elevator to the 6th floor (NICU). The vending machine takes cash or CC.
    • Boston Children’s Hospital has a pump accessories vending machine. Take the Hunnewell or Fegan elevator to the 1st floor. Turn left upon exiting the elevator and then take another left. The vending machine takes cash or CC.
  • Email: with further questions.