Support for Nursing Mothers

The University desires to assist and support nursing mothers who have a need for lactation space.  The University is also committed to working with students and employees to provide a safe, clean, private space for lactating mothers and working with employees to provide reasonable amounts of break time, as needed, for up to one year following the birth of their child.  Individuals desiring on-campus space for purposes of lactation/expressing milk may request assistance as follows:

Student requests:
Dean of Students Office
University Center 359
901.678.2188

Faculty/staff requests:
Department of Human Resources
176 Administration Building
901.678.3076

The first milk, colostrum, is very rich in nutrients and antibodies, and as your baby grows your breast milk adapts to meet his/her needs. Breast milk is also easier for your baby to digest.

Breast milk supplies cells, hormones, and antibodies which protect your baby from illnesses like ear infections, diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, atopic dermatitis, asthma, obesity, types I and II diabetes, and childhood leukemia. It has also been shown to lower the risk of sudden infant death syndrome.

http://www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/breastfeeding-guide/BreastfeedingGuide-General-English.pdf