MIT Campus Lactation Rooms

MIT Campus Lactation Rooms

See a list of available campus lactation rooms below. You can also view a campus map to see which campus buildings have a lactation room.

3-369
Private, locked room that accommodates one; walk down the 3-300 corridor and bear right at the Park Room for Innovation Education, and then take another right to find the room (across from the kitchen). You must bring your own pump, but we provide a chair, table, sink, refrigerator, and counter area (light switch is to the left of the entry). There is a kitchen across the hall with a microwave for steam cleaning equipment. For use by the MIT Community. For more information and to request access, contact Garry McLinn at gmclinn@mit.edu, 617.324.5388.

10-384
Private room that will accommodate two located in the rear of the Ladies Lounge. Two Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pumps are available for use (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) or bring your own pump. There's a sink and refrigerator in the lounge kitchen, which also has a microwave for steam cleaning equipment. There are sofas in the lounge, as well as a bathroom with shower. The lounge is kept locked, as it is on a public corridor. Please call the Women's League office at 617.253.3656 to get the combination to the door or the Work-Life Center at 617.253.1592.  Bettina Urcuioli voluntarily coordinates room access through a Google calendar; contact her at bma@mit.edu to reserve time slots.

46-2050
Private room that will accommodate two located on the second floor of building 46 in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. This quiet room provides tables, comfortable chairs, two hospital-grade Medela Symphony breast pumps, a refrigerator, and a sink. If using the pump provided, you must bring personal equipment including clean tubing, breast shields, and collection bottles. Sponsored by Brain and Cognitive Sciences. For access or for further information, please contact Kate White at kowhite@mit.edu, 617.253.5749 or Federico Chiavazza at fchiava@mit.edu, 617.324.6718.

54-827A
Private room that will accommodate one located on the right side of the hallway after exiting the elevator. A Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pump is available for use (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) or bring your own pump. The room has a sink, cleaning supplies, comfortable chair, and refrigerator for temporary storage of breast milk. Please contact Headquarters for keypad lock combination at 3-2127 or room 54-918.

76-154
Private, locked room located near the women's restroom in the central foyer on the ground floor. Access to 76-154 is through 76-153. A Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pump is available for use (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) or bring your own pump. There are four comfy chairs and a power outlet located between 2 of the chairs. There is a sink and countertop space with more power outlets above the countertop, lockers and 2 refrigerators. For use by faculty, staff, and students at the Koch Institute. For more information and to gain access, contact Terry Clewley, tclewley@mit.edu, 617.258.7448 or Idulia Lovato, ilovato@mit.edu, 617.324.5014.

E14
Private, locked room for one. For use by Media Lab community. For more information, and to request access, contact Jessica Tsymbal, jtsymbal@media.mit.edu, 617-253-0644.

E18-317
Private room that will accommodate two for pumping or breastfeeding. A Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pump is available for use (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) or bring your own pump. Sink is located in nearby bathroom. To get the combination to the door, or for further assistance, contact the Work-Life Center at worklife@mit.edu, 617.253.1592.

E23-First Floor
Private room located at MIT Medical in the corridor near the entrance to the Laboratory and Radiology Services Reception and Waiting area. Equipped with a hospital-grade breast pump, two comfortable chairs, and a table. If using the pump provided, you must bring personal equipment including clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles. For more information and access please contact the MIT Medical/Community Care Center, 617.253.5486 or the MIT Work-Life Center at 617-253-1592. 

E40-196A
Private, locked room located on the first floor of E40 off the central foyer, across from the elevators. Quiet room provides a table, chair, hospital-grade breast pump, and outlet behind a privacy curtain. If using the pump provided, you must bring personal equipment including clean tubing, breast shields, and collection bottles. The room also offers a sink, counter, refrigerator, and small storage cabinet. Light switches are on the wall to the left of the entry. For information and to request card access, contact Bo Richardson, b_rich@mit.edu, 617.253.9756, in Engineering Systems Division or Kathy Kasabula, kasabula@mit.edu, 617-253-1592, in the MIT Work-Life Center.

E51 (Basement)
Private, locked room with two chairs, privacy divider, sink, and refrigerator. For use by faculty, staff, and students at the MIT Sloan School of Management. For more information, and to request card key access, contact Alexis Ertzner, alexie@mit.edu, 617-253-8249, in Sloan's Student Life Office. 

EE19
Private, locked room located on the third floor in MIT Press. A Medela Symphony hospital-grade breast pump is available for use (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) or bring your own pump. The room has a sink, cleaning supplies, comfortable chair, and refrigerator for temporary storage of breast milk. For access, please contact Gayle Sherman at 617-253-5255 or gsherman@mit.edu .

N52-172
Private, locked room that accommodates one. The room is equipped with a hospital-grade Medela Symphony breast pump (you must supply personal equipment such as clean tubing, breast shields and collection bottles) and also offers a comfortable chair, small table, sink and refrigerator.  Light switch and temperature controller is to the left of the entry.  For more information and to request access contact Jackie Leahy, room coordinator, at jleahy@mit.edu or 617.253.1108.

NE49-3053
Quiet, locked room reserved for pumping or other health needs. Small refrigerator for storage; you must bring your own pump. Nearby kitchen with sink and microwave for cleaning equipment. Sponsored by VP for Finance. For information and to request access, contact Barbara Nickerson, bnicker@mit.edu, 617.253.2760, or Ann E. Warner-Harvey, awharvey@mit.edu, 617.253.0049.

NE49-5000
Private, locked room located on the fifth floor of NE49 in the Human Resources Department.Quiet room provides a table, chair, hospital-grade Medela Symphony breast pump, and refrigerator for storage. If using the pump provided, you must bring personal equipment including clean tubing, breast shields, and collection bottles. Sponsored by the Human Resources Department. For access or for further information, please contact the MIT Work-Life Center at worklife@mit.edu, 617.253.1592.

NW23-204
Private, locked room accommodates one. Located on the second floor of NW23. Comfortable chair, table, and hospital-grade Medela Symphony breast pump are provided along with basic cleaning supplies and breastfeeding resources. If using the pump provided, you must bring personal equipment including clean tubing, breast shields, and collection bottles. There is a kitchen located across the hall from the room tht includes a refrigerator, sink, and microwave for steam cleaning. Room use is primarily intended for Department of Facilities staff members, however, guest use is available for visitors to the building. Due to space constraints, this room is a shared conference room/lactation room and can only be used for one purpose at a time. This room needs to be reserved in advance in order to prevent overlapping appointments. For access or more information, please contact Thayer Donham at 617-452-4953 or tdonham@mit.edu.

W92-238
Small, quiet, locked room reserved for pumping. Room has a telephone, small refrigerator, and microwave for steam cleaning equipment. A sink is available nearby. You must bring your own pump. Sponsored by IS&T. For information and to request access, contact Margaret Mahoney, mmahoney@mit.edu, 617.253.5930.

W98-250 and W98-414
Located on both the 2nd and 4th floors of W98 (in the southwestern and southeastern corners of the building, respectively - both facing the Charles River) each conference room is a private, lockable room able to accommodate one user at a time. Users must provide their own pumping equipment; however, a comfy chair and a side table are available for use along with basic cleaning supplies. There is a kitchen located on the western side of the floor that includes a refrigerator, sink, and microwave for steam cleaning. Room use is primarily intended for W98 staff members, however, guest use is available for visitors to the building. Due to space constraints, this room is a shared conference room/lactation room and can only be used for one purpose at a time. Rooms must be reserved in advance in order to prevent overlapping appointments. W98 employees may book time in the room via the Exchange calendar. Guests should coordinate room access with the W98 employee hosting the visit. For more information, please contact Michele Schneller at 617.253.0752, Katrina Pereira at 617.324.7814, or Erin Policastro at 617.324.8504.

Lactation rooms available through the science community
The School of Science houses several lactation rooms.  Room 6-236 is open to any nursing mother in the MIT Community.  Other School of Science lactation rooms are for use by nursing women associated with the School or, in some cases, a particular department. For specific information about the following rooms, contact the corresponding administrative officer.

6-236: for MIT Community; sponsored by Chemistry & Math Departments
6C-247: for Physics use only

68-577A: for School of Science use only; sponsored by Biology