To obtain access to the Lactation Room
WHERE ARE THE TWO LACTATION ROOMS?
Answers to your questions about the
Lactation Rooms are below ...
Both rooms are located on the 8th floor of the Portland State Office Building (PSOB) in
the Wellness Center, Room #800.
WHO CAN USE THE LACTATION ROOMS?
The rooms are available to all
employees, volunteers, and visitors to the building. Each room may be used by one mother
at a time.
WHAT ARE ACCEPTABLE ACTIVITIES FOR THE ROOMS?
rooms are reserved for breastfeeding mothers who are pumping or nursing. The
rooms may not be used for any other purpose, even if they are empty.
WHY DO WE HAVE THESE ROOMS?
Breastfeeding is the best way to
feed babies! The Lactation Rooms provide a private, comfortable environment to
support breastfeeding mothers who need to pump their breast milk to take home,
or to feed their baby onsite.
ARE NURSING MOTHERS REQUIRED TO USE ONE OF THE LACTATION ROOMS?
rooms are there if a mother wants to breastfeed in private. However, mothers can
breastfeed anywhere in the building that they are otherwise authorized to be.
Oregon law states “A mother has a right to breastfeed her child in a public
WHAT IS PROVIDED IN THE LACTATION ROOMS?
Each room has a
comfortable chair for one person, a footstool, a small table (to hold the pump),
and an electrical outlet. Each door locks from the inside. Employees or guests
need to bring their own pump and are responsible for storing their milk
elsewhere. Sanitized wipes are provided. A sink is located nearby in the
Wellness Center for washing your hands and pump parts.
HOW DO I RESERVE A LACTATION ROOM?
First time users:
- Register your name and contact information below.
- Read the Usage Agreement and Release, click “I Accept”, and then click “Submit
Request”. (This step notifies the appropriate staff to provide you with access
to the scheduling calendar on Outlook).
- Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation email with directions on how to access the calendar to reserve one of the Lactation Rooms.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING THE LACTATION ROOM?
- The rooms can be reserved as needed, based on availability and space.
- Reservations are for a 30-minute time frame.
- In the event of multiple requests for the same time, reservations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.
- Your reservation must be completed and confirmed before you may use the room.
- Those reserving a room have full use of the room during the time scheduled.
- Arrive and leave on time. Be mindful of the needs of others.
following rules about room usage.
- Keep the room clean. Leave the room in the same condition you found it, or
- Feel free to use the white board to communicate and share ideas with other
breastfeeding mothers using he room. The bulletin board is there for you to post
your baby photos.
- Anything left in the room may be used by other mothers. Some items are
intentionally left for all to share.
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To obtain access to the Lactation Room (you must accept after reading)
USAGE AGREEMENT AND RELEASE
I acknowledge that I need to use one of the lactation rooms that are located in the
Wellness Center and connected premises operated by PORTLAND STATE OFFICE
BUILDING WELLNESS CENTER [hereinafter, “the Center”], and thus need access to
the Center. I acknowledge that I am not a member of the Center and am not
joining the Center. I understand and agree that my access is limited to use of
a lactation room for the sole purpose of breastfeeding or pumping breast milk
and the women’s restroom for the sole purpose of cleaning my pumping equipment.
I understand that I am not entitled to use any other Center facilities or
I agree to abide by the schedule of the Center. I understand that I am not
permitted to provide access to the Center to any other person not known to me to
be a Center member or another breastfeeding woman. I agree to inform the
Center’s Membership Coordinator when I no longer need access to a lactation
I understand and agree that violation of this usage agreement may result in the
termination of my access to the Center and the lactation rooms.
By this document, I assume all liability from any cause whatsoever, including
negligence, that may arise out of, in connection with, or during the time of my
presence on, or my use of the Center, including but not limited to all liability
from any cause whatsoever, including negligence, for personal injury or property
damage and all liability from any cause whatsoever for contribution or
indemnification. I release and hold harmless PORTLAND STATE OFFICE BUILDING
WELLNESS CENTER, its employees, agents, volunteers, assigns, and successors
[hereinafter, “the protected parties”] from all liability from any cause
whatsoever, including negligence, as described above.
The consideration for this document is the right to use the wellness center for
the specific purposes described in this document.
This document shall be given a liberal construction, with all ambiguities
resolved in favor of the protected parties. If any provision of this document is
deemed to be partially void, invalid, or unenforceable, that provision shall
continue in full force and effect to the maximum extent permitted by law, and
all remaining provisions of this document shall continue in full force and
effect. To the extent that any provision of this document is deemed to be
completely void, invalid, or unenforceable, that provision shall be severed from
the remainder of this document and all remaining provisions of this document
shall continue in full force and effect.
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