Lactation Stations

Lactation Stations can be reserved for 30-minute blocks. Prior to using the campus Lactation Stations you will be required to attend a brief orientation meeting.

During this meeting, you will:

  1. Review Lactation Station policies and procedures
  2. Complete required paperwork
  3. Learn proper use and maintenance of the pump and kit provided by The Breastfeeding Support Program, if applicable.

At University Park, email [email protected]. If you are interested in using a campus Lactation Station, please see the Contact Information page.

The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State provides rooms (Lactation Stations) at several locations on the Penn State University Park campus, as well as, Abington, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Schuylkill, Fayette, Erie, and Worthington Scranton campuses. These rooms are available to all Penn State students, faculty, staff and their spouses/domestic partners to provide a comfortable, convenient place on campus for breastfeeding or pumping.

About the Lactation Stations

Lactation Stations provide a secure, private and restful room for you to breastfeed or pump. All stations will include a chair, desk or table, and electrical outlet. Stations at University Park, Penn State Abington, Penn State Erie, Penn State Schuylkill, and Penn State Harrisburg also provide a hospital-grade, multi-user pump.

Some stations will also provide:

  • In-room or nearby sink
  • Toys
  • A refrigerator for milk storage
  • A campus telephone line

At a Lactation Station, you have four options. You may:

  1. Nurse your child at the Lactation Station
  2. Use your own personal pump at the Lactation Station
  3. Provide your own personal pumping kit to be used with the Lactina or Symphony pump housed at the Lactation Station* (applicable campuses)
  4. Purchase a personal pumping kit from The Breastfeeding Support Program to be used with the Lactina or Symphony pump housed at the Lactation Station (applicable campuses)

*Medela Pump In Style parts are not compatible with the hospital-grade pumps or with the Medela Symphony

The pumps available in the Lactation Stations are Medela Lactina Select or Medela Symphony pumps. Kit details:

  • Kits to be used with the Lactation Station's Pumps are available through the Breastfeeding Support Program.
  • After purchase, these kits are yours to keep and bring with you for use with our pumps anytime you utilize a Lactation Station
  • These kits can also be used as a hand pump whenever you are at home or cannot access a Lactina pump

If you have your own kit or pump:

  • Kits used with Lactation Station Pumps must be Medela Lactina or Symphony compatible
  • If you choose to bring your own pump, it may be any brand
Lactation Station Locations
Building Room
University Park: Student Health Center Room 201E
Armsby Building Room 8
Beaver Stadium (please see note below) Above Gate "E" Near Section NL
Biobehavioral Health Bldg Room 031
Bryce Jordan Center Location varies by event, please inquire at Guest Relations at Gates A & C on our Concourse for specific locations.
Business Building Room 219 F
Deike Building Room, 203
Hammond Building Room 145
Health & Human Development Building Room 245
Millenium Science Complex W103
Nursing Sciences Building Room 142
OPP Annex Building Room 268-H
Osmond Laboratory Room 3 B
Pasquerilla Spiritual Center Room 129
Pattee Library West Room W-336
Room W-040
Ritenour Building Room 245
Steidle Building Room 323
Technology Center (Innovation Park) Room 222
Technology Support Building Main Lobby (see Front Desk staff)
Walker Building Room 229C
Penn State Altoona:
Sheetz Health Center
Room 102T
Devorris Downton Center, Room 102
Penn State Abington:
Sutherland Building
Room 403 C
Penn State Beaver:
Student Activities Suite
Room 115B
Penn State Berks:
THUN Library
Room 144 C
Penn State Dubois:
Hiller Building
Room 110 C
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College: Health and Wellness Center in the Carriage House Room C
Penn State Fayette: Williams Building, Upper Floor, Health Services Office 104
Penn State Greater Allegheny: Student Community Center Room 105
Penn State Harrisburg: Library Room 115D
Penn State Harrisburg: Capital Union Building Wellness Center Room 220
Penn State Harrisburg: Church Hall Room 110 
Penn State Hazleton: Chestnut Cottage Room 103 (inside prayer room)
Penn State Lehigh Valley: Health Suite Room 221
Penn State Mont Alto: Allied Health Building Room 105 
Penn State New Kensington: Athletic Center Room 101
Penn State Schuylkill: Health & Wellness Building Room 210B
Penn State Shenango: Sharon Hall Room 300
Penn State Wilkes-Barre Hayfield House, Room B
Penn State Worthington Scranton: Health Services Room 10 SLC
Penn State York: Main Classroom Building Room 203 
Penn State Great Valley Conference Center Building, room 212 K
Penn State Brandywine Vairo 122

Beaver Stadium Access

Breast Pumps are permitted to be taken into Beaver Stadium. The preference is that they are placed in clear plastic 1-gallon zip-lock bags. If this is not possible, the pump may still be brought into the stadium, but it will need to be inspected and tagged at any entrance gate.