Mothers’ Rooms

Mothers’ Rooms are comfortable spaces available to all Longwood area women to use for breastfeeding or expressing breast milk. Below you will find information on locations, logistics, and support.





 Location Notes

HMS Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck Street G 002 Medela
Across from elevator
HMS Armenise Building, 210 Longwood Ave 130 Medela
Symphony (x2)
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 Medela
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 Medela
Department of Genetics
HMS 641 Huntington Ave 104 Medela Symphony Department of Global Health and Social Medicine
HSDM Research & Education Building (REB), 190 Longwood Ave 113 Medela
Room 113 is directly behind the security desk
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave 201 B Medela Symphony Next to Classroom 200
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave G11 A Medela Symphony Ground floor across from mailboxes
SPH FXB – 651 Huntington Ave G 01 Medela Symphony (x2) 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 3rd Floor Medela
Please email Tonya Hughes to register for the online sign-up calendar


Landmark: 3rd floor East L3-027 Medela
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 Bridget Neville 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 pumps. You would need to bring your own accessories when using Harvard’s Mothers’ Rooms.
  • When using a Mothers’ 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. *SPH Smith Street has an online calendar to reserve the room.  See note above.
  • Log your time on the log sheets inside each Mothers’ 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.
  • 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.
  • Harvard University’s Working Mother Guidelines.
  • Contact Susanna Katsman, Harvard Longwood Campus Work/Life Program Manager, with further questions: