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Breastfeeding-friendly spaces at UBC

As part of our commitment to providing an inclusive workplace for all who work, research and teach at UBC, we also recognize the importance of supporting faculty and staff in bringing their whole selves to work.

For breastfeeding mothers, UBC has established a number of spaces on campus where you can breastfeed your child, pump milk and tend to your child’s needs.

The ability to breastfeed in public without harassment or censure is a right protected under both Policy SC7 – Discrimination and the BC Human Rights Code. To learn more, please visit the UBC Equity & Inclusion website.

If you are a UBC faculty or staff member returning to work after parental leave or if you are interested in establishing a breastfeeding-friendly space in your work area, we encourage you to first talk to your department administrator or department head. The resources and information provided below for private and semi-private spaces may help inform your conversations.

UBC students who require support and/or accommodation should contact their faculty’s advising office for assistance.

This page provides information about breastfeeding-friendly spaces for faculty and staff at UBC’s Vancouver campus. To learn about spaces at UBC Okanagan, visit the Okanagan Baby Friendly Initiative.

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