Clayton State University recognizes the importance of breastfeeding for parents, children, families, and the community at large. The University also acknowledges the need to support employees and students in order to sustain the breastfeeding relationship when they return to work or study. As such, the University has taken measures to ensure faculty, staff and students access to a designated space conducive for breastfeeding or expressing milk on campus.
The designated Lactation/Nursing Room on campus is located in Harry S. Downs Continuing Education Building Room 304 (3rd floor). The room is a private room only used for breastfeeding. The room is accessible any time after registration and has an inside look for privacy. The room houses resources for such purpose including one chair, electrical outlet, breast pump, locker, sink, freezer for ice packs, cleaning supplies (Lysol, hand sanitizer, wipes and paper towels), books, magazines, brochures for breastfeeding, early childhood learning information, sign-in notebook, and breastfeeding guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Student Affairs covers the annual cost to replenish the cleaning supplies, Lysol wipes, Lysol spray, Hand Sanitizer, paper towels and Kleenex. Each parent is required to sign an electronic CSU Nursing Parent Program Agreement form prior to using the room. The room is available on a first come first serve basis. Attendance is recorded and reported to the administration and wellness council.
To register, the lactating/nursing parent should visit the lactation/nursing room web page and fill out the Program Registration Form. There is no fee to use the room. The registration form will ask demographics questions and will go over the guidelines to use the room.
The lactation/nursing room is available for Clayton State University faculty, staff, or students during Clayton State University’s normal business hours. The employee or student must provide their own pump, lock for the locker and accessories. The room is located in the Harry S. Downs Continuing Education Building Room 304 (3rd floor). The sign-in sheet is located on the table where participants will enter an exclusive code provided by the program coordinator.
The freezer is present for storage of ice packs only. No food or breast milk is to be stored in the freezer. The inside lock is to be used so no person may enter the room while a participant is nursing or pumping.
For safety and sanitation, we ask that the lactation room is kept clean.
For questions, please contact the lactation room coordinator.
Program Registration Form