This policy applies to nursing individuals including students, faculty, staff, patients, community members and visitors.
Tufts University is committed to supporting and meeting the needs of nursing individuals returning to work, school, or visiting the campus. Any nursing individual who is a member of the Tufts community (faculty, staff, students, patients, visitors, third parties or community members) can use the lactation rooms. Faculty and staff are entitled to reasonable breaks to express breast milk as well as the sufficient time to get to the lactation room.
Lactation rooms offer privacy for nursing individuals, and each room contains a comfortable chair, a table or desk, and sufficient electrical outlets near the chair.
Although refrigerators are not provided in each room, OEO can assist you in locating a refrigerator within your department or workstation to store the milk. You must provide your own pump, storage containers and proper labeling. You may also bring your own small cooler to store the breast milk.
Click on the link for more information about the Massachusetts Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.
If you would like to reserve a designated lactation room, use the chart to locate a room near you and click on the blue "Reserve a Lactation Room" button below.
|Campus||Room Location||Hours||For onsite assistance, please contact:|
|Fenway - School of the Museum of Fine Arts||
|Open during building hours||Caleb Davis, 617-627-0055
|Boston - DLAM||Room 604
75 Kneeland St.
|Card Access||Elizabeth Turner, 617-636-5611
|Boston – Dental||DHS 418
1 Kneeland Street
|Card Access||Beth Conant, 617-636-6842
|Boston – Medical||M&V 423
136 Harrison Avenue
|Keypad Access||Verna Manni, 617-636-6663|
Large Animal Hospital
|Open during building hours||Lauren Golato, 508.887.4430
|Medford/Somerville||Ballou Hall (1st floor)||Open during building hours||Lisa Bloom 617-627-4815|
Cabot Hall, Room 207
|Open during building hours||Kristin Sarkisian 617-627-3329|
|Medford/Somerville||Halligan Hall, Room 219 (unavailable after Dec 31, 2022 due to construction; new lactation rooms will be built.)||Open during building email@example.com 617-627-3217
574 Boston Avenue
|Open during building hours||Aimee Jovino, 617.627.8813
80 George Street, Room 353A
|Open during building hours||Lauren Holland, 617.627.3014
Room 104. Code to enter is 6161*
|Open Library Hoursfirstname.lastname@example.org 617-627-3345|
|Medford/Somerville||Science & Engineering Complex - Room LL007||Open during building hours||Bruce Panilaitis 617-627-3550|
|Medford/Somerville||SciTech Building –
4 Colby St. Rm 278
|Open during building hours||Milva Ricci 617-627-2580
Lorin Polidora 617-627-1108
|Medford/Somerville||Room 1616 at 200 Boston Avenue. Code to enter is 6161*||Open during building hours||Reserve Online|
To learn more about how to request a lactation accommodation, visit the Request Accommodations page.