I. Statement of Principle
UNMC recognizes the importance of supporting new mothers who wish to continue to breastfeed while they are attending school. UNMC acknowledges the health benefits of breastfeeding and believes that UNMC should make private, accessible and comfortable lactation rooms available to its students who want to express milk while on campus and away from their infant.
II. Title IX
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex—including pregnancy and parental status—in educational programs and activities.
The Department of Education encourages educational institutions to designate a private room for mothers to breastfeed, pump milk, or address other needs related to breastfeeding during the school day.
III. Available Facilities
IV. Time Away from Classes
Faculty should attempt to be flexible and provide reasonable time to support the needs of nursing mothers. Please contact Title IX Office at 402-559-2710 with any questions regarding lactation facilities and/or providing reasonable time to support the needs of nursing mothers.