Lactation Information

ECU is committed to supporting nursing mothers following the birth of a child by providing lactation accommodations. In accordance with federal and state laws, ECU's Lactation Support regulation ( states that ECU will provide space, privacy, and time for nursing mothers to express breast milk for up to one year after the birth of a child. For more information, review the Lactation Accommodations Info Sheet or contact HR Benefits at or 252-328-9847. For lactation accommodations, please complete the form below. 

Request for Lactation Accommodations

This form should be completed by all nursing mothers requesting time and/or space as a lactation accommodation. The information provided in this form will allow the University to plan and make every reasonable effort to identify an appropriate lactation space for up to one year after the birth of a child. This form should be submitted to the East Carolina University Department of Human Resources Benefits online at least fourteen (14) business days prior to the need for accommodations. 

(*If you are on FMLA, we will email you at your personal email address.)

(Generally, it is expected if an employee has their own private office (so that no one can see inside), they will use their office as their lactation space.)

(Example: install a window covering)

(Example: 20 minutes, 3 times a day)

(Example: my office, Joyner Library Room 1414, etc) For a list of established lactation rooms, visit this page. Please indicate if the preexisting locations are not feasible.