Lactation Rooms

Five of the lactation rooms on the HMS campus will be upgraded beginning mid-January through the end of June, 2022 on a rolling, phased basis. The rooms in TMEC, NRB, Armenise, 641 Huntington, and Gordon Hall will be renovated in this order. Please refer to the information in RoomBook for the latest notices.

The Chan School also recently renovated 3 of their lactation rooms on the main campus in FY21. Check out the before and after pictures below! Enhancements included new furniture, paint, decor, and appliances with the intention to create a more welcoming space for new parents.

Kresge 218 Lactation Room:

Kresge G17A Lactation Room:

FXB G01 Lactation Room:

Lactation Rooms are comfortable, secure 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.

All reservations must be made through RoomBook. Upon registration you will be given a RoomBook account to manage your reservations and see when the rooms are available. Within RoomBook, you will be able to see all necessary steps to gain access to specific rooms. Where applicable, your Harvard ID card will give you access to rooms via card-tap devices. This initial clearance will last six months, but is renewable.

To register, please complete the registration form on the Lactation Support page. You will receive an automated confirmation email that includes follow-up instructions, which include how to find, reserve, and access all lactation rooms across campus. Buildings with resident lactation rooms can be seen on the Harvard Campus Lactation Room Map.

If you have questions with registering, please email worklife@harvard.edu.

 School

 Address

 Room

 Location Notes

HMS Gordon Hall, 25 Shattuck Street G 002 Ground floor, across from the elevator.
HMS Armenise Building, 210 Longwood Ave 130 Across from the elevator and adjacent to the restrooms. This room requires HUID card access.

*Each space is single occupancy and this one will go down to a single-space upon renovation. 

HMS TMEC – Tosteson Medical Education Center, 260 Longwood Ave 444 Take the elevators to the 4th floor, take a left once you get off the elevators and another left down the hall.
HMS HIM – Harvard Institutes of Medicine, 4 Blackfan Circle 1C4 Accessible from the NRB, in the Women’s Restroom near the doors to HIM from Elements Café.
HMS NRB – New Research Building, 77 Ave Louis Pasteur 229 Go up the stairs, take a right at the security desk, take the elevators to the 2nd floor. Once you get off the elevators, take a left and the room will be located on the left-hand side.
HMS 641 Huntington Ave 104 Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, located at the end of the hallway.
HMS Countway Library, 10 Shattuck St 202 On the second floor.
HSDM Research & Education Building (REB), 190 Longwood Ave 113 Room 113 is directly behind the security desk.
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave 201 B On the second floor, next to Classroom 200.
SPH Kresge – 677 Huntington Ave G17 A Ground floor, across from G1 Auditorium.
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.*This is a drop-in space and does not have an online calendar. 
SPH 90 Smith Street 2nd Floor

3rd Floor

There are 2 rooms located on the 2nd and 3rd floor. Take a left down the hall once you get off the elevator.

HMS /SPH

Landmark: 3rd floor East L3-027 Take the elevator to the 3rd floor.
LOGISTICS
  • The rooms are maintained by the Harvard Longwood Campus Offices of Human Resources
  • All rooms are equipped with a hospital-grade Medela Symphony pump, for which you will need to provide your own Medela accessory kit. Accessory kits for Medela Symphony pumps can be purchased online or from other local pharmacies. Many rooms also have a separate space for the use of your own pump.
  • To register, please complete the registration form on the Lactation Support page. Registration will get you information on how to access, see room availability, and reserve your 30-minute slot in lactation rooms on campus.
  • All rooms are single-occupancy under COVID protocols. Please continue to wear masks when using the room as it may be reserved and used immediately afterwards.
  • HMS affiliates will need to have HUID-access granted for entry into SPH buildings. To request this please reach out to worklife@harvard.edu.
SUPPORT
  • 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: worklife@harvard.edu with any questions or concerns.