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Breastfeeding Support Program
For Students, Faculty, Staff and Their Spouses/Partners and UCOP Employees

The Breastfeeding Support Program (BFSP) is sponsored by University Health Services - Health*Matters, the worksite wellness program. The BFSP serves faculty, staff, students, and their spouses/domestic partners, as well as employees at UCOP and LBNL who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school. The program includes:

  • personal, electric breast pumps and personal kits sold at cost

  • lactation rooms on campus

  • breastfeeding classes facilitated by a certified lactation consultant.

Contact Us:

Health*Matters
UHS - Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300

Breastfeeding Support Program Information
Email: breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu
or call at 643-4646

Program Services

     

Registration for the Breastfeeding Support Program (BFSP)

Please register to use any of the BFSP services (purchasing a pump, using a lactation room, etc.). Registration is FREE and allows Health*Matters to track the use of the program.

Breast Pump Products Available for the UC Community

Health*Matters has contracted with Ameda to provide the following products to the campus community at cost plus tax:

      • Purely Yours® Electric Breast Pump with Carry All Tote ($195.00, includes tax) is a portable pump that operates on three power source options, including AC adapter, (6) AA batteries, or optional car adapter. Weighing only one (1) pound, Purely Yours fits into its own compact tote bag designed to hold the pump and all accessories while safely storing collected milk up to 10 hours in the Cool 'N Carry insulated tote included with in the Carry All. BPA-free. The pump parts may be used with the hospital-grade pumps in the campus lactation rooms.
        Product #17077P

      • HygieniKit® Dual Pumping Kit ($40.00, includes tax) is your personal attachment kit that may be used with the hospital-grade pump in the lactation rooms if you do not have Purely Yours or another personal pump. The kit's unique silicone diaphragm acts as a barrier to ensure milk purity by preventing contaminants from coming in contact with collected breast milk and prevents milk back-up so tubing and pump require little to no maintenance. BPA-free. Product #17155

      • To purchase a pump or kit, please make an appointment by contacting Health*Matters.
        Please note:
        payment is accepted by cash or check only.


Lactation Rooms on Campus

    Most of the lactation rooms on campus have a hospital-grade, electric breast pumps for use either with the attachments from the Purely Yours Electric Breast Pump® or a personal HygieniKit®. Both of these products are available to purchase at cost from Health*Matters.

    To use a lactation room on campus, please complete and return the registration form. After you have registered and identified the preferred building with a lactation room, you will be provided the access code and specific directions.

    Lactation rooms are located in the following buildings:

    • Dwinelle Hall
    • Evans Hall
    • Giannini Hall
    • Haas School of Business
    • Moffitt Library
    • Simon Hall
    • Tolman Hall*
    • University Hall
    • Warren Hall - this room is only accessible to occupants in Warren Hall. Register with the BFSP to access.

      In addition, several buildings on campus have lactation rooms that are reserved for occupants of those buildings. These include California Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, RSSP, Stanley Hall, and the College of Chemistry. Please contact the building manager for access to these room.

      *In addition to the Tolman Hall Lactation Room, a private, locked room with a hospital-grade pump, there is also a lactation space adjacent to the women's restroom on the third floor (room 3204) with a privacy curtain and a chair for nursing or pumping.

      Download Campus Lactation Room Map (pdf)


Breastfeeding Your Baby Class:

How-To's of Breastfeeding & Returning to Work or School
Offered 4 times per year, this class is FREE to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and their spouses/domestic partners.

See the current schedule.

Lactation Accommodation Policy

 

Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act - effective January 1, 2013, UC's medical plans will be providing breastfeeding support, supplies and counseling at no cost. For more information on how this measure will affect you, please contact your medical plan.

Breastfeeding Supplies Eligible for FSA Reimbursements

The IRS has announced the cost of breast pumps and HygieniKits® can now be reimbursed through your Health Flexible Spending Account (Health FSA). UC employees can find out more about the CONEXIS Health FSA on the At Your Service website.

Read the article from the NY Times.

Additional Campus Resources

 

Community Resources


 

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Last updated: 3/14/14

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