Lactation Rooms

The Chan School 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 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 as of April 1st, 2020. 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.

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 is a shared room, with 2 private areas and 2 pumps. This room requires HUID card access; to gain access contact agonzale@hsph.harvard.edu.

*This is a drop-in space and does not have an online calendar. 

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.

*This is a drop-in space and does not have an online calendar. 

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 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 operations@hsph.harvard.edu
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 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. They can also 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.
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: agonzale@hsph.harvard.edu with any questions or concerns.