LACTATION SPACES - Quick Access
Mayo Clinic Diversity & Inclusion Vision is to be recognized by patients, employees, peer institutions, and the community as the leading model for diversity and inclusion. Inclusive language is used throughout this website and is encouraged when discussing lactation with employees, supervisors, and learners. Inclusive language includes, but is not limited to breastfeeding, chest feeding, feeding human milk, and more. Since language and preference are individual, having a conversation around what language individuals prefer will create an open dialogue and inclusion for all individuals at Mayo Clinic. For more information and resources to support inclusion in the workplace or learning environment, please contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
For information on pregnancy and lactation and the COVID-19 vaccine, please reference this resource from the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine.
Please refer to the Lactation Policies found on the intranet for more information. This applies to lactating employees, including Consulting and Voting Staff, Allied Health Employees, Residents, Fellows, and employed Research Temporary Professionals. For more information about support in your work area, talk with your supervisor.
Lactation Support Contacts
*To report issues of inappropriate room usage or concerns about support for time to pump during the work day, contact HR Connect on the intranet or at 888-266-0440.
To report facility needs, refer to this resource.
If you have questions regarding lactation support and specific health questions, please call the outpatient lactation consultant at (507) 284-5135.
If you would like to be seen regarding lactation support refer to your primary care provider or other lactation group at your location.
View this video on increasing lactation support:
Supporting Your Employees and Learners
Supervisors, refer to this checklist if you have employees that are about to go on leave and upon returning to work.
For supervisors, view the Lactation Support in the Workplace (259002EMPL003220) module in My Learning.
Assign Expressing Milk in the Workplace to your team member who plans to express milk when they return to work or school. To access this course, go to My Learning and search for the following course ID: 259002EMPL001820.
Connect with Fellow Lactating Employees/Learners
Visit the #WeAreMayoClinic Employees and Learners Lactating Group