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.
UHS - Tang Center
2222 Bancroft Ave
Berkeley, CA 94720-4300
Breastfeeding Support Program Information
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 643-4646
Register for the Breastfeeding Support Program
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.
Purchase Breast Pump Products for the Berkeley Campus 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.
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 a 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:
o Dwinelle Hall
o Evans Hall
o Giannini Hall
o Haas School of Business
o Moffitt Library
o Simon Hall
o Tolman Hall*
o University Hall
In addition, several buildings on campus have lactation rooms that are reserved for occupants of those buildings. These include California Hall, Earl Warren Hall, Li Ka Shing Center, RSSP, Stanley Hall, and the College of Chemistry. Please contact the building manager for access to these room.
*Tolman Hall has a lactation room with a hospital-grade pump and a lactation space in room 3204. Room 3204 is a small room with a privacy curtain and a chair for nursing or pumping. This is an "open-access" room located just inside the women's restroom.
- 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.
Click here to see the current schedule.
The Breastfeeding Support Program assists the University with implementation of AB 1025. Under this bill, employers are required to make reasonable efforts to provide break time and an appropriate, private space for breastfeeding mother to express milk. The law is specific to state that this may not be a toilet stall. Managers and supervisors should assist employees who do not have a private office with finding an appropriate space in their building.
For employees who are unable to find adequate accommodations in their building, there are several lactation rooms on campus, most equipped with hospital-grade, electric breast pumps.
For non-exempt employees, the break time accommodation may run concurrently with rest periods provided pursuant to personnel policy. If you need assistance with the break time accommodation, contact your Department Employee Relations Specialist, or the Customer Service Line, Office of Human Resources at (510) 642-7163.
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 Resources from UC's Medical Plans (pdf)
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.
- Breastfeeding - Educational Guide from Ameda
- Breast Pumping Educational Guide from Ameda
Guide to Breastfeeding and Working from the U.S. Department of
Health and Human Services.
- Womenshealth.gov from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Also provides a
hotline for basic breastfeeding questions: 1-800-994-9662
- La Leche League International
Last updated: 10/30/13