Lactation Room Program
The University of Texas at El Paso recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding. We believe in providing a place on campus for nursing mothers to express milk or nurse their child in a private, comfortable and quiet space. In support, the University has created convenient locations on campus to provide University employees and students the opportunity to maintain this benefit relationship for mom and baby.
To begin the registration process and gain Miner Gold Card access to your preferred room, please complete the electronic Lactation Room Registration Form by clicking here. If received after standard business hours, your request may take up to 24-48 hours to process.
Lactation Room Locations
Lactation Station 1
Union Building East Bhutan Lounge
Hours of Operation
Lactation Station 2
Health Sciences and Nursing Building Room 400
Hours of Operation
Lactation Station 3
University Towers Room 208
Hours of Operation
Benefits of Breast Feeding
What are the benefits
“Breastfeeding provides unmatched health benefits for babies and mothers. It is the clinical gold standard for infant feeding and nutrition, with breast milk uniquely tailored to meet the health needs of a growing baby. We must do more to create supportive and safe environments for mothers who choose to breastfeed.”
Dr. Ruth Petersen, Director of CDC’s Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Breastfeeding. (2018, August 20). Retrieved from https://www/cdc.gov/breastfeeding/about-breastfeeding/why-it-matters.html
The Office of Human Resources
The Office of Human Resources provides support and resources for expectant mothers and their families. You can find more information by clicking here.
UTEP Wellness Program
UTEP Wellness Program provides opportunities to build a healthier future by giving tools, resources and peer support necessary to help make healthy lifestyle choices. Click here for more information.
YWCA’s Early Learning Academy
YWCA’s Early Learning Academy is conveniently located on campus at the University Heights 315 W. Schuster. You can find more information by clicking here.
City of El Paso Public Health
The City of El Paso Public Health information to include Women, Infant and Children (WIC) program and immunizations. You can find more information by clicking here.
FOR FACULTY AND STAFF
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Special Beginnings Maternity Program
The Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Special Beginnings Maternity Program provides educational material and support for expectant mothers from early pregnancy through six weeks after delivery. You can find more information by clicking here.
Parents & Kids Health
To children, the world is full of excitement, thrills, opportunities, and questions. As parents, we want our children to be healthy from their heads to their toes. To help support you and your family, Living Well recommends the resources at Kidshealth.org, a website for parents and kids with information and tips for staying healthy, growing up, and dealing with feelings, along with articles featuring interactive activities.
The Healthy Family App is available from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX). Scroll down the page on the BCBSTX website at the link above to find this handy app that can help you keep track of recommended screenings and vaccines for the whole family. It allows you to prepare and become more informed about recommended preventive care and to set reminders for when tests are needed. You can learn more and find out how to get the app at www.bcbstx.com/mobile.
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides resources for Child Care, Community and Health referrals, Online Tips, Tools and Articles, Legal and Financial Consultations, Health and Wellness Education, and Crisis Intervention. Access EAP 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year at 1(866) 327-2400 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online at www.deeroakseap.com.
Username: UTEP Password: UTEP
Academic Health Plans/SHIP
Academic Health Plans/SHIP Special Beginnings maternity program offers ongoing support from prenatal to postpartum care. Beneficial educational resources are easily accessed online or on a mobile device. Convenient 24/7 Nurse Line with toll-free access to registered nurses for health information. Click here for more information.
Resources for Managers
The University of Texas at El Paso
Human Resources Services
Administration Building, Rm 216
500 W University
El Paso, Texas 79968
P: (915) 747-5202
F: (915) 747-5815