TO: Stephen Blom, Director, Hartshorn Health Service

FROM: Ann Gill, Chair, Commission on Women and Gender Equity

SUBJECT: Recommendation for Breastfeeding Area

DATE: February 1, 2005

The Commission on Women and Gender Equity unanimously recommends that the remodel of Hartshorn Health Center include a room or private area in which women who come back to work or school following the birth of a child may breastfeed and/or pump breast milk.  The current lack of such an area creates significant difficulties for nursing mothers who are working on campus or attending school, and location of such a space in Hartshorn would fit within the wellness model as well as be central for most areas of the campus.  We further recommend that the University appropriately equip the room with a state-of-the art breast milk pump.

Thank you for considering our recommendation.