In accordance with legal requirements and college policies, LCC provides a supportive environment for employees who elect to express their milk during work hours, and expects that all employees will assist in providing a positive atmosphere of support for employees who elect to do so.
Milk expression breaks
The college is required to provide a reasonable amount of break time to express milk as frequently as needed by the nursing mother. The frequency of breaks needed to express milk as well as the duration of each break will likely vary.
Employees (including student employees) may use their paid breaks and/or unpaid lunch periods for the purpose of expressing milk.
The college has identified several rooms that can be used for breast milk expression. These rooms meet statutory requirements and may be used by students and employees. Room locations follow:
- University Center – Room UC 107 (517-483-9770). Contact Patricia Spagnuolo at 517-483-1672
- Washington Court Place – Room 112. Contact LCC Police and Public Safety at 517-483-1800
- Gannon Building – Room 2132F – Inside Women’s Locker Room (Requires StarCard to access)
- Health and Human Services – Room 009.1 – Check into Medical Locked Storage (HHS 016)
West Campus: Contact Student Services at 517-267-5509
LCC East: Contact Lynda Waldecker at 517-483-1863
Livingston Center, Room B102: Contact Barbara Line at 517-545-3522
*If the listed contact is unable to be reached, call LCC Police and Public Safety at 517-483-1800.
It is recommended that lactation room accommodations are made prior to maternity leave.
Expressed milk can be stored in college refrigerators or in an employee’s personal cooler. Employees storing milk should label expressed milk with their name and date collected. Each employee is responsible for proper storage of her milk.
For questions related to room locations or facility issues, contact Administrative Services at 517-483-1808. For questions related to break times, contact Human Resources’ Lori Willett at 517-483-1979.