Thanks to a grant from the Department of Health and Senior Services, Room 205 of Spiva Library has been converted into a lactation room.

Dr. Andrea Cullers, associate professor in the Kinesiology Department, recently secured the mini-grant.

“We have more than 400 women working here that are of childbearing age, not to mention student-mothers,” she said. “When they go back to work or school after having a child, they often stop breastfeeding because they don’t have a private place to pump.

“The response by our faculty has been outstanding. Many of them have even let students pump in their offices in the past, so hopefully, providing a new private and comfortable spot will reduce their challenge.”

The lactation room will be available to MSSU employees and students. Those interested in using it can simply check out a key from the library circulation desk.