Lactation Spaces

Federal law stipulates that Tufts employees who need to express breastmilk during the workday are entitled to breaks and a private space (not a bathroom) to do so for up to a year after the birth of a child.

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Employees who do not have a private office may find lactation space in one of two ways:

Dedicated lactation rooms

On the Medford/Somerville Campus, the following lactation rooms are open to all members of the Tufts community. Book a space in advance by contacting the appropriate lactation room administrator listed below; the administrator will also provide the key or lock code needed to obtain access. View a map of the spaces.

  • Ballou Hall, first floor
    Lisa Bloom, Office Assistant in the Provost's Office (617-627-4815,

  • The Fletcher School, Cabot 207
    Lynette Badin at the Hall of Flags main desk (617-627-3329,

  • Halligan Hall, Room 219
    Electrical and Computer Engineering administration office (617-627-3217, or
    Computer Science administration office (617-627-2225,

  • CLIC building, 574 Boston Ave., Room 125
    Lorin Polidora, Manager of Administrative Services (617-627-1108,

  • Tisch Library, Room 104
    Tisch Administration Office (617-627-3345,

  • 200 Boston Ave, Room 1616
    Human Resources (617-627-6272)

Ad hoc lactation rooms

If the dedicated spaces do not meet your needs—for example, if they are more than a five-minute walk from your workplace—the Office of Equal Opportunity will help facilitate your use of an ad hoc lactation space. Contact Johny Lainé at or 617-627-6363.