Lactation Station opens in Pattee Library

The University Libraries announce the opening of a Lactation Station in W-336 Pattee Library, west. Cosponsored by The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State, the room is available to all Penn State students, faculty, staff and their spouses/domestic partners to provide a comfortable, convenient place on campus for breastfeeding or breast-milk pumping. Room furnishings include a sink, refrigerator, and Medela Lactina Select hospital-grade, multi-user breast pump. The Pattee Station will be the eighth lactation room available on the University Park campus and will have the added benefit of accessibility during evening and weekend hours.

The Lactation Station provides a secure, private and restful room, where you may opt to nurse your child or express milk. For milk expression, you may bring your own personal-use breast pump or purchase a pump kit for use with the hospital-grade pump available in the room. A Lactina pump kit can be purchased from The Breastfeeding Support Program, and the kit can also be used as a hand pump whenever you are at home or cannot access a Lactina pump.

Campus Lactation Stations can be reserved for 30-minute blocks. Prior to using the stations, a brief orientation meeting is required to complete enrollment paperwork and review Lactation Station policies and procedures. To schedule an orientation session or request further information about room access, please contact Lauren Lowe, program coordinator for The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State, at or 814-867-0776.

More about the program is available online at