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.

August is National Breastfeeding Month!

Learn more about National Breastfeeding Month Celebrations at UCSF

New! The Lactation Accommodation Program and the Department of Medicine has partnered to offer Dual Use Call Rooms/Lactation Rooms located at 505 Parnassus Avenue. Learn more here. Visit the Lactation Room page for the list of rooms.

New! UCSF Health Ambulatory Providers are eligible for Lactation wRVU credits. Learn more here.

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. Registration does not grant lactation room access. Please refer to lactation room page for access information. Register >>>
Step 3: Some lactation rooms require reservations. Please visit the reservation page to find out if your preferred room requires reservations, and sign up for the EMS Scheduling System.
Step 4: Pick-up a free milk storage cooler bag from 3 different locations. Learn more>>>
Step 5: 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

Visit the Policies and Information page to understand the value of supporting employees who are continuing to provide human milk, and how you play a roll in creating a more positive experience.

COVID-19 Family Services Updates & Resources

Lactation Rooms
The Lactation Accommodation Program has been working closely with Environmental Health and Safety on enhancing current practices to maintain lactation room cleanliness and safety during COVID-19. We will be updating everyone with new improvements soon. Please register for the Lactation Accommodation Program to receive latest updates ands news. Register here >>
How to Keep your lactation kit clean: The Essentials

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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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
MILK (Mother & Infant Lactation Kooperative) Support Group is offering Zoom-in support with board certified lactation consultants and other mothers. Registration required. Space is limited, no drop-ins. View dates and register here.The Women’s Health Resource Center remains open at Mission Bay. For questions about products and classes, contact 415-514-2670 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Contact the .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 415.502.3154 if you have any questions. We are here to help!

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Caroline Wick, Lactation Program Coordinator
phone: 415.502.3154
e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)