Lactation support services available; new station opens at Schuylkill

The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State offers a variety of services to University employees, students and spouses/domestic partners of employees and students.

Breastfeeding provides a wide range of benefits for children and their families. Returning to work or class is often cited as a primary obstacle to breastfeeding. When mothers are provided with essential services to support breastfeeding and pumping, they can achieve their goals.

A new lactation station is now open at Penn State Schuylkill in the Health and Wellness Building, Room 210B, and includes a hospital grade pump. For more information, contact Cecelia Boran at or 570-385-6248.

The BSP continues to offer the following other services at little or no cost:
-- Lactation stations at University Park, Abington, Harrisburg, Fayette and Worthington Scranton.  Most stations are equipped with hospital grade pumps.
-- Basics of Breastfeeding and Working and Breastfeeding classes at University Park. Register for classes online through emPOWER at
-- Certified Lactation Counselor available for help with any breastfeeding or pumping problems. Phone/email help available across the commonwealth; in-person consultation available in the State College and Altoona areas.
-- Working and Breastfeeding Support Groups and Peer Mentoring Program on the University Park Campus
-- Lending library with breastfeeding and parenting resources
-- Low cost sales of breastpumps at University Park. Pumps are now also available through Highmark at network durable medical equipment suppliers. For more information, go to

For more information on the support program, visit or contact The Breastfeeding Support Program at Penn State at 814-867-0776 or

Last Updated September 19, 2013