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Lactation At The Workplace

It is the policy of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center at El Paso to encourage all of its pregnant and postpartum employees to consider breastfeeding their children as a means of promoting the health of both child and mother.

EP 1.5 Lactation at the Workplace

To this end, Texas Tech will support employees in their efforts to combine breastfeeding and work by providing a pumping station for those working at the Alberta Street location.  Each Texas Tech location should establish a plan to provide a private area, storage facilities, a flexible schedule and clean safe water source, should an employee choose to pump her breast-milk.

There is a "Lactation Station" located in Room C3102 on the 3rd floor of the Clinic Building, 4801 Alberta Avenue.  It meets the minimum standards of House Bill 359, "Danburg - Breast-Feeding in public places".  The room is available during working hours, with a hospital grade double electric pump, a comfortable chair, reading materials on lactation, a refrigerator for milk storage, disposable towels and disinfectant solution, a wall clock, and a door that locks.

The person wishing to use the "Lactation Station" must contact the Lactation Station Coordinator, Irma.Montes-Gomez@ttuhsc.edu,  (915) 545-6501, as early as possible in her pregnancy in order to be placed on the users' schedule.  

For more information on Breastfeeding, please contact Lizabeth Berkeley, MPH, IBCLC, Director, TTUHSC Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Baby Café at (915) 545-6455 or e-mail Lizabeth.Berkeley@ttuhsc.edu. or visit the TTUHSC Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing Baby Café web page.

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