Lactation Rooms

Breastfeeding at UA Little Rock is now more convenient for students, employees, and visitors with the establishment of lactation rooms on campus.

Lactation rooms are important for new parents to be able to pump breastmilk or nurse their baby in a dedicated, private, and comfortable setting. Our lactation rooms have been strategically selected across campus: Dickinson Hall (DKSN), Reynolds Business Building (RBUS), Health Services in the Donaghey Student Center (DSC), Ottenheimer Library, and Windgate Art+Design. Each room is equipped with a refrigerator, nursing pads, a white noise machine, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, a changing station, and soft lighting. There is also a lactation room at Bowen School of Law.

Reserve a Lactation Room on Campus
Location Hours of Operation Contact
Health Services
Donaghey Student Center
DSC 102, 1st Floor
Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Health Services
Dickinson Hall
DKSN 300-H
Monday – Friday:
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Christy Longoria
Ottenheimer Library
Multicultural Center 203-E
Monday – Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Multicultural Center
Reynolds Business Building
RBUS 336
Monday – Thursday:
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m
Jason McCray
Windgate Art + Design
Monday – Friday:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Julia Napolitano
Bowen School of Law
Bowen 503
Monday – Friday:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Kelly Rigby

Share Your Feedback

After using one of our lactation rooms, please take a moment to tell us about your experience.

Questions or Comments

Please direct comments or questions to Sharon Ann Downs, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at

Nursing Resources

Breastfeeding: Recommendations and Benefits

Via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for about the first 6 months with continued breastfeeding for 12 months or longer. Moms and babies can both benefit from breastfeeding.

Where We Stand: Breastfeeding

Via the American Academy of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that breastfeeding is the optimal source of nutrition through the first year. We recommend exclusively breastfeeding for about the first six months, and then gradually adding solid foods while continuing breastfeeding for at least the first year. Thereafter, breastfeeding can continue for as long as both mother and baby desire it.

What to Expect While Breastfeeding

Via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Every mother’s experience with breastfeeding is different. Whether this is your first baby or you have many, each baby is unique. Breastfeeding will be a learning process. Your baby is learning how. You are learning how. Position your baby to feed. Observe and follow his or her hunger cues.

Pumping Breast Milk

Via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

There are many reasons you might want to pump, hand express breast milk, or feed your baby pumped breast milk. Having expressed breast milk can allow your baby to drink your breast milk from a bottle.

Baptist Health Expressly for You

Via Baptist Health

Every new mom deserves breastfeeding support. Staffed by International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) and Registered Nurses, Expressly For You at Baptist Health is Arkansas’ breastfeeding place for the advice and products needed to get breastfeeding off to a good start.