Student Services: Lactation Support
The University of Minnesota Graduate Medical Education administration and training programs supports your decision to continue to provide breast milk for your baby. Breastfeeding has been shown to significantly improve the health and well-being of your baby and you.
In accordance with State and Federal laws, residency and fellowship training programs must provide adequate break time for nursing mothers to express milk for up to one year after the birth of their child. Trainees and program director/chief resident must develop a schedule that works for the trainee but does not cause undue hardship to the training program.
The University of Minnesota provides Nursing Mother’s rooms which are located across campus that are quiet, comfortable rooms where a nursing mother can express and store their breast milk. Under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act nursing mothers cannot be required to use a public/private bathroom to express milk.
Nursing mother’s rotating to other hospitals/sites should contact the GME coordinator or site director to identify a private room where you can express as well as arrange breaks during your rotation.