The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants, and in promoting a family-friendly work and study environment.  Therefore, in accordance with applicable Massachusetts statutes, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth acknowledges that a woman may breastfeed her child in any place she has the right to be on campus.  Further, the University provides a clean and private space in the Claire T. Carney Library, Room 427, for employees or students who are nursing to be used as a lactation room for up to one year after the child’s birth.  To obtain access to the lactation room please contact the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Foster Administration Building, Room 324 or call 508-910-6405.