Lactation Accommodation Program
Register for UC San Francisco’s Lactation Accommodation Program, find lactation rooms on campus, and find lactation support services.
The UC San Francisco Lactation Accommodation Program is dedicated to helping lactating persons continue to comfortably provide milk after returning to work or school. Whether its access to clean, comfortable, private lactation rooms on campus, information on your lactation rights, policies and support services, or discounts on lactation supplies, find it here.
Join Black Maternal Health Week, April 11-17!
Webinar series are being hosted by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, UCSF School of Nursing, Black Women Birthing Justice, and the Black Women for Wellness from April 11-17. Discussions highlight human rights, reproductive justice, and birth justice frame works. Please register and find more information by visiting this page.
Stay informed and updated with the California Preterm birth Initiative. A community of researchers, parents, lactation consultants, doulas, nurses, doctors, community practitioners, and public servants who’s mission is to eliminate racial disparities in preterm birth and improve health outcomes of babies born too soon, through research, partnerships and education grounded in community wisdom.
COVID-19 Family Services Updates & Resources
Most campus building perimeter access points will require UCSF badge access effective March 16. Essential employees are in the process of being identified to ensure facility access. This does not impact UCSF Health facilities, which have a different process. Please view a list of lactation rooms here and talk with your supervisor about building updates and more.
Badge access will help ensure the safety of occupants and will be in place until further notice. For questions, suggestions or concerns, please contact Sean Aloise via email at Sean.Aloise(at)ucsf.edu.
UCSF Family Services
Stay updated with UCSF Family Service’s news and resources by visiting the Child Care Closures and Alternative Care page. Resources include short-term enrollment opportunities at the UCSF Child Care Centers (University Child Care at Mission Bay and Laurel Heights Child Development Center), UCSF Child Care Referral Services, Bright Horizons Back-Up Care Program extension for essential on-site staff, Sittercity, an online system utilized to search for child and elder care, and community resources.
Webinar- COVID-19: Infant Feeding During the Postpartum Period
The California Breastfeeding Coalition invited Dr. Aunchalee Palmquist to discuss the current WHO and CDC guidelines and recommendations.
Dr. Palmquist, a medical anthropologist and IBCLC, provided a wealth of information and resources. The fast-moving presentation lasted a little over an hour with an additional 30 minutes of Q&A with participants. The California Breastfeeding Coalition is grateful to Dr. Palmquist, our moderator, Dr. Ifeyinwa Asiodu and the more than 700 individuals that registered for this webinar.
COVID-19 Resource List by Voices for Birth Justice
The CA Preterm Birth Initiative has pulled together a working list of resources to promote through our public awareness campaign, Voices for Birth Justice, to help pregnant persons and their families manage during this challenging time.
Healthy at Home: Tips for Wellness and Balance
Campus Life Services is here to support you and your family with tips and resources to help you stay physically and emotionally healthy while sheltering in place. From breathing exercises to fun activities with children, we are a one-stop-shop for your needs. Resources include Education and Family Life, Child Care and Emergency Child Care, and Pregnancy and Lactation Resources. Visit Healthy at Home:Tips for Wellness and Balance to learn more.
UCSF Women’s Health Resource Center
Planning your return
Step 1: Locate lactation rooms by visiting our Lactation Room Page. Prepare your visits by locating 1-2 lactation rooms per campus. Please read access details and follow any instructions provided.
Step 2: Register for the Lactation Accommodation Program. Your sign-up helps us report program participation, and enables us to keep you informed of program changes and updates. Register >>>
Step 3: Pick-up a free milk storage cooler bag from 3 different locations. Learn more>>>
Step 4: Pack like a pro! All of our lactation rooms are provided with an Ameda Elite hospital grade pump. Please note that Ameda Elite pumps are only compatible with Ameda products, such as the Ameda HygieniKit. Get info on obtaining Ameda or Medela collection kit systems at select UCSF campus locations here.
Supervisors and Managers
If you are looking for resources to better support your employee who is returning to work/school and continuing to provide milk, please visit our Policy and Information page, as we have two resources for you.
Lactation Room Reservations
Lactation Supplies at UCSF
Lactation and Community Support Resources
Lactation Policies and Information
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Caroline Wick, Lactation Program Coordinator