Institute for Community Health and Wellbeing

CSUN LACTATION ACCOMMODATIONS

NORMALIZING BREASTFEEDING AT CSUN AND BEYOND
Breastfeeding significantly improves health outcomes of the breastfeeding mother and her baby.  Breastfeeding provides the most health benefits to the breastfed child and breastfeeding mother when it is given exclusively for the first six months of the baby’s life and continued along with other complementary foods for at least the first year of the infant life. Unfortunately, only 18% of US infants are exclusively breastfed for 6 months, and only 27% of US infants are breastfed for the first year of their life.
Many barriers currently exist preventing women from being able to provide their infants with recommended amounts of breastmilk.   Aiming to tackle some of these barriers, faculty, staff and students at CSUN are engaged in a variety of activities focused on tackling barriers preventing women from reaching their breastfeeding goals.  CSUN faculty, staff and students current work towards normalizing breastfeeding on campus, the local community and beyond, includes:

CSUN ON CAMPUS LACTATION SPACES:

 The Institute has manual hand pumps available. Contact us at wellbeing@csun.edu or (818) 677-7715.

 

CSUN LACTATION EDUCATION COURSES:
• Providing future parents with accurate knowledge about breastfeeding; and
• Training future healthcare professionals by providing them with the knowledge and skills to integrate lactation education into their future healthcare profession

 

CSUN LACTATION ACCOMMODATION POLICIES:
 
 
SUPPORT THE CSUN BREASTFEEDING COALITION:
• Support the CSUN Breastfeeding Coalition, whose mission is to lead CSUN in becoming an environment that provides accessible resources for convenient, de-stigmatized breastfeeding to all mothers and to support a campus population that is informed about the issues surrounding breastfeeding. For more information please email the CSUN Breastfeeding Coalition at csunbreastfeedingcoalition@gmail.com or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CSUNBreastfeeding/.
Click the flyer below to check out this spring's meeting dates! 

 

ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ABOUT BREASTFEEDING AT CSUN: