In Spring 2018, Berkeley’s Breastfeeding Support Program received a generous donation of 100 Ameda HygieniKit attachments, which pair with the Ameda hospital-grade breast pumps located in many of the lactation rooms on campus. In an effort to reach the Healthy People 2020 objectives of increasing the proportion of infants who are ever breastfed to 81.9%, the Be Well at Work – Wellness Program would like to begin by supporting those with the greatest need.
A gift of a HygieniKit provides those within the Berkeley campus community the chance to utilize the Breastfeeding Support Program's resources: lactation rooms with hospital grade breast pumps, privacy, comfy chairs, and a relaxed space to express milk, and provide valuable nutrients to their child to give them the most healthful start possible.
Criteria for a recipient of a HygieniKit are:
- Current UC Berkeley faculty, staff, student or employee of UCOP and LBNL, who choose to continue breastfeeding after returning to work or school
- Submission of a Free HygieniKit application – while supplies last.
Let's work together to make a difference in the lives of new parents within our campus community. More information about our campus Breastfeeding Support Program can be found at UHS's website.