Lactation and Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding Support

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University supports employees wishing to breastfeed/chestfeed their child, and provides lactation spaces for you to use if you need to pump or express milk at either campus.  

Lactation Spaces

College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict provides on-site lactation accommodations in multi-use spaces called Wellness Rooms. Five spaces are available. All Wellness Rooms include signage, a locking door, soft seating, a table to set device on, a power source, and mini-fridge.

  1. The Schoenecker Commons Wellness Room (#6 on the CSB map) is on the building’s lower level. In addition to the furnishings above, this room also has a sink. 
  2. The Main Building Wellness Room (#1 on the CSB map) is on the third floor, next to room 318.
  3. The Richarda Hall Wellness Room (#27 on the CSB map) is on the second floor, near restrooms on the Theology wing.
  4. The Henrita Academic Building (HAB) 127G Wellness Room (#28 on the CSB map) is on the first floor.
  5. The Haehn Campus Center (HCC) 021 Wellness Room (#26 on the CSB map) is on the lower level on the way to the Field House.
    Saint John’s University

    Saint John’s University provides on-site lactation accommodations in multi-use spaces called Mother’s Rooms. Please contact  Human Resources - Benefits to arrange additional temporary SJU accommodations if needed. 

    1. The Quad 270 Mother’s Room (#1 on the SJU map) is a portion of the larger Quad 266 space, with its door around the corner or down the corridor toward room 264. The door should be open, with a thumb latch on the inside to lock it.
    2. The Alcuin 171 Mother's Room (#13 on the SJU map; see also the Alcuin building map) is on the Lower Level of Alcuin Library, down the staircase by the main entrance and then toward the St. John's Bible Gallery.

      Minnesota Legislation Supporting Breastfeeding/Chestfeeding

      • Nursing [Parents], Lactating Employees, and Pregnancy Accommodations (MN Statute 181.939)
        "An employer must provide reasonable break times each day to an employee who needs to express breast milk for [their] infant child during the twelve months following the birth of the child.[...]The employer must make reasonable efforts to provide a room or other location, in close proximity to the work area, other than a bathroom or a toilet stall, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public and that includes access to an electrical outlet, where the employee can express milk in privacy."
      • Location for Breastfeeding [or Chestfeeding] (MN Statute 145.905)
        "A [parent] may breastfeed [or chestfeed] in any location, public or private, where the [parent] and child are otherwise authorized to be, irrespective of whether the nipple of the [parent's] breast [or chest] is uncovered during or incidental to the breastfeeding [or chestfeeding]."
      • Indecent Exposure; Penalties (MN Statute 617.23 Subd. 4)
        "It is not a violation of this section for a [parent] to breastfeed [or chestfeed]."

      Additional Lactation Resources