TWU is a breastfeeding friendly community that is committed to providing a comfortable, safe, and supportive environment for mothers and lactating parents to express milk and breastfeed infants. Coordinated by CARE, this section contains information on lactation room logistics, educational information and lactation resources for students, employees and campus visitors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I breastfeed on campus?
YES! Breastfeeding is welcomed on campus, and TWU has lactation rooms available on each campus to use. Click on the Lactation Rooms link for information about on TWU's facilities.
What are the hours for the lactation rooms?
The lactation rooms are open to use as long as the buildings that they are located in are open.
Since 1995, a mother is entitled to breast-feed her baby in any location in which the mother is authorized to be Tex. Health Code Ann. § 165.002.
Since 2015, public employers must adopt a written policy Tex. Health Code Ann. § 165.003 et seq.
Federal Laws and Policy
The Fair Labor Standards Act provides for comfortable, private, non-bathroom and reasonable break time.
- Know Your Rights: This website has a good summary of how these federal laws apply to breastfeeding mothers
- Know Your Rights: U.S. Office for Civil Rights pamphlet for breastfeeding students
Additional Information on legal rights and acts pertaining to breastfeeding:
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978
- Break Time for Nursing Mothers
- NCBI Article (article includes an in-depth analysis the laws that relate to breastfeeding)
Page last updated 2:44 PM, April 24, 2019