Information for Lactation Room Contacts

Thank you for serving as a local contact for an on-campus lactation room! University of Iowa is committed to the benefits of supporting nursing parents at work and the laws that support it by providing on-campus lactation rooms and encouraging flexibility when possible,

Room contacts tend to work in departments located near the on-campus lactation room. This person will work with the Manager of Family Services or directly with their local custodial and/or maintenance team when needs occur. The role of the Lactation Room contact is to:

  • Provide users information about room scheduling (options below) and location.
  • Provide key or badge access when requested (this only pertains to locked rooms)
  • Report any cleaning or maintain needs to their local custodial and/or maintenance team.
  • Occasional check-ins and hanging notices emailed to you from Family Services.

Scheduling Templates

Creating a schedule allows an easy way for moms to know when the room is available for use. Below are three types of schedules that have proven successful in on-campus lactation rooms.

  1. Paper Schedule
  2. White Board
  3. Shared Outlook Calendar

A shared outlook calendar works very well in departments and buildings where moms will have regular access to a computer. This allows moms to see the schedule at any time throughout the day and adjust their times as needed based on their work schedule. Step-by-step instructions on how to set-up a shared outlook calendar can be found at:  https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Create-view-or-delete-a-calendar-group-04fc64f2-b658-450b-8dce-dd27ed660570.