Lactation at the Workplace

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

To this end, TTUHSC El Paso will support employees in their efforts to combine breast-feeding and work by providing a pumping station for those working at the Alberta Street location. Each TTUHSC El Paso location should establish a plan to provide a private area, storage facilities, a flexible schedule, and a 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 at Irma.Montes-Gomez@ttuhsc.edu or call (915) 545-6501 as early as possible in her pregnancy in order to be placed on the users' schedule.  

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