Breastfeeding Support Program
Breastfeeding can be more challenging after mothers return to work or school. Research shows that when mothers are provided with essential services to support breastfeeding and pumping, they can achieve their goals. The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State is here to help you every step of the way!
The Affordable Care Act brings changes in insurance coverage of breastfeeding supplies, beginning January 2013. Highmark coverage will include breast pumps without cost sharing.
The Breastfeeding Support Program offers support and services to Penn State faculty, staff, students and their spouses/partners.
Lactation Stations - Private rooms equipped with hospital-grade breast pumps are available for breastfeeding and pumping milk at the University Park campus, Penn State Abington, Penn State Schuylkill, Penn State Erie, and Penn State Harrisburg. Rooms are also available at Penn State Fayette, Penn State Altoona, and Penn State Worthington Scranton for use with your own pump (not equipped with hospital-grade pumps).
Retail Sales - Low-cost breast pumps and pump kits are available for purchase by the Penn State community at the University Park Campus.
Breastfeeding Classes - Classes offered to the Penn State community covering general breastfeeding information as well as returning to work.
Lending Library - Our library includes a variety of resources related to breastfeeding and parenting.
Support Group - Meetings held monthly for moms combining work/student life and breastfeeding/pumping.
Mentoring Program - New moms are paired with experienced working/breastfeeding moms for guidance and support
Lactation Consultant Services - Certified Lactation Counselor available to help with any breastfeeding/pumping problems.
HR 20: Breastfeeding Support (http:guru.psu.edu/policies/OHR/hr20.html)
Baby Blueprints - Free program provides members with access to in-depth educational information on all aspects of pregnancy through multiple online offerings.