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Lactation Rooms

Kent State faculty and staff who are nursing mothers now have the option of using a lactation room. The resource for new mothers is part of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (the federal health care reform law).

The legislation requires employers to provide nursing mothers with reasonable break time to express breast milk for the first year following the birth of a child. A room must also be provided and must be shielded from view, free from intrusion by co-workers and the public, and cannot be a bathroom.

There are several designated lactation rooms on the Kent Campus and one room at each Regional Campus and the Twinsburg Academic Center.  Each room has a table and chair and some locations also have a small refrigerator.

Use of the lactation rooms is optional for nursing moms. Employees who wish to use one of the rooms should call the phone number listed for that location prior to your first visit, to make arrangements and determine a schedule.

While the federal legislation does not require employers to pay employees for the time spent nursing, Kent State employees are permitted to use break and lunch time for this purpose. Additional, reasonable breaks will be permitted as needed. 

Lactation Room Locations

Room Location

Campus

Contact Information

Women's Center
Alumni Carriage House
(this location also available to students)

Kent

330-672-9230

Office of the University Architect
Harbourt Hall
Room 116A

Kent

Jacquie Mest at 330-672-3880

Human Resources
Heer Hall
Room 118

Kent

Call 330-672-2901

Kent State University Library
Room 127 and Room 131

Kent

Circulation Manager at 330-672-7905

Lowry Hall
Room 132

Kent

Caroline Tannert at 330-672-4363

Schwartz Center
Room 151

Kent

Ayesha Jones at 330-672-1625

Center for Adult and Veteran Services
Schwartz Center
Room 185A

Kent

Call 330-672-7933

Classroom Building
Room B116A

Ashtabula

Call 440-964-4312 or 4-4312

Mary Patterson Building
Room 101B

East Liverpool

Call 330-382-7425 or 7-7425

Classroom Building
Room 120B

Geauga (Burton)

Call 440-834-4187 or 4-4187

Twinsburg Center
Room 103B

Geauga (Twinsburg)

330-487-0574

Classroom Building
Room 107C

Salem

330-337-4190 or 7-4190

Learning Resource Center
Library
Room 205

Stark

Call 330-244-3231 or 5-3231

Classroom Building
Room 238

Trumbull

330-847-0571 or 5-0571

Science & Advanced Technology Center
Room 116

Tuscarawas

330-308-7451 or 4-7451

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