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Lactation Rooms


Illinois Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act (820 ILCS 260/1), as amended by Public Act 100-1003, and the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA), an employer shall provide reasonable break time to an employee who needs to express breast milk for her infant child for up to one year after the child's birth. An employer shall provide a private space, other than a bathroom, where an employee can express her milk on an as needed basis.

In accordance with Illinois School Code – Breastfeeding Accommodations for Pupils, lactating students will be provided with a reasonable amount of time to express breast milk (or breastfeed an infant child). Lactating students shall not incur an academic penalty for using the reasonable accommodation to express breast milk during the school day.

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Nursing mothers shall be paid for break time needed for nursing or expressing milk. The break time may run concurrently with any break time already established. Nursing mothers are also entitled to a reasonable number of additional paid breaks to allow to them to nurse or express milk. Departments shall provide reasonable break time as needed by the employee unless doing so would create an undue hardship as defined by the Illinois Human Rights Act. Supervisors are asked to contact their university or system human resources office before denying an employee a paid break for expressing milk based on the undue hardship exclusion. [University of Illinois System Human Resource Services]

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Below is a list of designated lactation rooms at UIC. There are many more areas that are informally designated as lactation rooms. Representatives in the colleges and administrative units accommodate the needs of nursing mothers at a decentralized level, therefore, please check with your department representative to secure space.

CampusBuilding NumberBuilding NameAddressRoom NumberAccess Instructions
East601University Hall (UH) 601 S. Morgan St.Room 430Open access. Go to 409 UH (reception area) and show ID or call X3-2500 with questions.
East605Student Center East (SCE)750 S. Halsted St.Room 243B of CSRC Enter through Wellness Center, 237 SCE (the West side of Inner circle) and go to front desk with UIC ID to obtain key. Call X3-7440 with questions.
East605Student Center East (SCE)750 S. Halsted St.Room 243C of CSRCEnter through Wellness Center, 237 SCE (the West side of Inner circle) and go to front desk with UIC ID to obtain key. Call x3-7440 with questions.
East606Student Center East Tower (SCET)710 S. Halsted St.Room 609AGo to Building Manager, 1st floor concourse SCE with ID to obtain key. Call x3-5100 with questions.
East607Science and Engineering Laboratory East (SELE)950 S. Halsted St.Room 2112COpen access.
East609Daley Library (LIB)801 S. Morgan St.Room 3111ECheck out the key from the circulation desk. Call x6-2724 with questions.
East618Behavioral Sciences Building (BSB)1007 W. Harrison St.4th floor Women's RestroomOpen access.
East619Science and Engineering South (SES)845 W. Taylor St.Room 1106BOpen access. Call Physics x6-3400 with questions.
East623Education, Theatre, Music and Social Work (ETMSW)1040 W. Harrison St.Room 1440Open access.
East631Science and Engineering Offices (SEO)851 S. Morgan St.Room 553Room open during business hours. Go to SEO 322 or call X6-3042 with questions.
West908College of Medicine West Tower (CMW) 1819 W. Polk St.Room 217E**Access limited to UIC faculty, staff, and students. Go to Room 151 to obtain the key.
West909College of Medicine West Tower (CMWT)1853 W. Polk St.Room 422Go to Room 151 to obtain the key.
West916Applied Health Sciences Building (AHSB)1919 W. Taylor St.Room 640Check out key from Room 650.
West919Molecular Biology Research Building (MBRB)900 S. Ashland Ave.Room 4225 Go to 4150 MBRB for a key. Call x6-0131 with questions.
West924College of Pharmacy (PHARM)833 S. Wood St.4th Floor Women's RestroomOpen access. Room within women's restroom, with locking door. Call x6-7240 with questions.
West936College of Nursing (CON)845 S. Damen Ave.Room LL21AOpen access room on the lower level through the women's restroom. Call X6-1749 with questions.
West938Student Center West (SCW)828 S. Wolcott Ave.Room 216CGo to 242 SCW with UIC ID to obtain key. Call X3-5223 with questions.
West940College of Dentistry (COD) 801 S. Paulina St.Room 512**Access limited to UIC faculty, staff, and students.
Go to 301 CoD to obtain key. Call X6-1036 with questions.
West941Administrative Office Building (AOB)1737 W. Polk St.Room 3023rd floor AOB within women's restroom. Go to Suite 310 to obtain key. Call 6-9445 with questions.
West942Library of Health and Sciences (LHS)1750 W. Polk St.Room 128Open access.
West948Outpatient Care Center (OCC)1801 West Taylor StreetRoom 2480Room is located beyond the security guard's desk, and can be opened upon request to security guard.
West949University of Illinois Hospital (UIH)1740 W. Taylor St.Room 4120Open access: two private pumping stations, includes two hospital grade electric pumps, sanitizing wipes, and hand gel.
West975School of Public Health and Psychiatric Institute (SPHPI)1601 W. Taylor St.Room 138See personnel at front desk for access. Call x3-2012 with questions.
JMLS682UIC Law School300 S. State St.Room S-1210Check out a key from the State Street security desk. Upon entering the room, please hang the “In Use” sign on the outside of the door and lock the door from the inside.
RockfordN/ACollege of Medicine - Rockford (COM-R)1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, Illinois 61107
Room A234ARoom is accessed through the Clinical Skills Center (Room A236) by iCard access. Students or staff can make an access request through Physical Plant to have iCard programmed.
PeoriaN/ACollege of Medicine - Peoria (COM-P)One Illini Drive
Peoria, IL 61605​
Rooms A & BLocated inside the Staff Lounge. Sign on the main door says Lactation Room A and Lactation Room B.