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- Eligibility for Lactation Accommodation
- Breastfeeding Support and Supplies
- Procedure to Request Lactation Time
- How to Respond to an Employee Request
- Examples of Reasonable Space for Lactation
- Examples of Unreasonable Space for Lactation
- Expectations for Employee
- Additional Resources
- Resources for Supervisors
Baylor University encourages faculty, staff and supervisors to have a positive, accepting attitude toward working women and breastfeeding. Baylor University promotes and supports breastfeeding and the expression of breast milk by faculty and staff who are providing breast milk to their infants when they return to work by providing information to all faculty and staff about the benefits of breastfeeding and Baylor's policy that supports breastfeeding. This policy is to ensure that supervisors, faculty and staff are supportive of faculty and staff's needs related to combining working and breastfeeding.
Eligibility for Lactation Accommodation
All Baylor University faculty and staff are eligible for an accommodation for the purpose of expressing breastmilk for her nursing child for up to one year after the child's birth.
View our Nursing Mother Rooms - Campus Map.
Breastfeeding Support and Supplies
Contact UMR by calling 1-800-320-3206 for support needed January 1, 2023 and forward.
Please call UMR customer service (1-800-320-3206) to make sure a breast pump provider is in network for your plan. (They must be in network with the state where the patient lives/the breast pump is shipped to.)
Procedure to Request Lactation Time
To make reasonable time away from work arrangements to express breast milk employees needing accommodation must contact their supervisor or Human Resources. Compensated break and normal meal (lunch) times can be used for this accommodation. Scheduling decisions should be arranged on a case-by-case basis.
How to Respond to an Employee Request
Supervisors are encouraged to work within University policies regarding breaks and hours of work to accommodate employees who wish to use this accommodation. Generally, a maximum of 30-45 minutes, up to 3 times a day, should be sufficient; however, an employee's required time is impacted by individual needs and the proximity of a reasonable space for lactation. A reasonable space should be sanitary, private, secure, shielded from view, and free from intrusion from others.
Examples of Reasonable Space for Lactation
- A clean area that is separated from the restroom facility by a door
- A small, unused room that can be secured
- A room equipped with comfortable seating, table, and ample electrical outlets near the chair
Examples of Unreasonable Space for Lactation
- Restroom area
- Supply closet
Expectations for Employee
- Before going on FMLA, communicate with supervisor what needs you will have regarding time away from work for lactation
- Provide own pump, adapter, and accessories as well as small cooler or insulated bag if refrigerator is not available for storage
- Tidy area after use