University of Toronto Mississauga has a comfy and quiet Mamava lactation suite where moms on campus can go to breastfeed or breast pump milk privately if they prefer. To access the breastfeeding pod, download the mamava app to get the unlock code.
LOCATION: Located on the main floor of the CCT Building atrium near the MiST Theatre.
Available 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Can be used not only by students, staff, librarians and faculty, but also by campus visitors.
It’s also on wheels, allowing it to be moved to other locations if needed.
This standalone, wheelchair-accessible, 50 square-foot breastfeeding pod includes two benches, electrical outlets, a mirror, lighting, shelves, a Bluetooth SmartLock and a charging station. Breastfeeding and breast pumping mothers have complete privacy here. It's first come first serve.
Many of the dedicated nursing rooms at U of T Mississauga are also tied to office hours, this Mamava lactation pod is available 24 hours a day.
NOTE: In Toronto moms legally have the right to publicly breastfeed anywhere including the University of Toronto.
Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (29 U.S.C. 207) is amended by adding at the end the following:
1:(r)An employer shall provide—
(A) a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and
(B) a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.
2: An employer shall not be required to compensate an employee receiving reasonable break time under paragraph (1) for any work time spent for such purpose.
3: An employer that employs less than 50 employees shall not be subject to the requirements of this subsection, if such requirements would impose an undue hardship by causing the employer significant difficulty or expense when considered in relation to the size, financial resources, nature, or structure of the employer’s business.