Mother Friendly Rooms Opened
On Thursday, December 1, Texas Tech University held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Student Union Building to announce the completion of five on-campus nursing rooms and its designation as a mother-friendly workplace.
On the second floor of the Student Union Building, one of Tech’s five on-campus mother-friendly rooms is furnished with a hospital grade breast pump, comfortable chair, access to hot water and other items to facilitate the expression of milk by nursing mothers.
The purpose of the program is to provide a safe, quiet and private place for nursing mothers to express milk. The program also aims to educate the entire Texas Tech community on the benefits of breastfeeding and the needs and resources available for nursing mothers while on campus.
The program began in June when the Texas Department of State Health Services awarded Texas Tech a grant of $70,000 to implement the Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite policy initiative. Texas Tech is one of a select group of businesses in Texas serving as a pilot worksite during the grant period to test strategies, tools and messaging regarding worksite lactation support.
The Mother-Friendly Workplace Program will serve nursing mothers among approximately 2,179 Texas Tech female employees and approximately 14,223 Texas Tech female graduate and undergraduate students.
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