• University of Maryland Baltimore

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus recently opened its eighth lactation center in the School. The lactation centers provide a private space for nursing mothers to pump breast milk or to breast-feed their babies. The room features two stations, a hospital-grade pump, a refrigerator to store milk and educational materials on the importance of breast-feeding, all in a soothing, relaxing setting. They have an online support; warm telephone line, it is also in process of using the social media more effectively to reach out to the new mothers. I would like to especially mention that they connected most of the schools within the campus to have a central lactation support center, which allows them access to a bigger web of support and ease when they need equipment like nursing stools or multi-user pumps etc.