The Library of Congress in Washington DC offer a nice lactation center for nursing moms to break for breastfeeding or pumping milk.
The center, located in the northwest (green) corridor on the third floor of the Madison Building (LM 312).
This lactation room center is made up of four separate and enclosed nursing stations. The room is built and designed with a comfortable waiting area and a common sink for washing hands and breast pump accessories.
The common area of the center includes two deep sinks with hot and cold water and a seating and information area. There is not however a provided breast pump, refridgerator, or milk storage area. You will have to provide your own.
Each breastfeeding room (lactation station) include a comfortable padded chair and desk for mom's breast pump and additional parts, an electrical outlet in case you're using a powered pump, and the door locks for even more privacy.
One room is also ADA (Americans with Disability) accessible. Moms are issued a key before getting access to this lactation suite so please ask the desk.
The room walls are decorated with nicely framed portraits of moms and babies from the library's archives.
Note: Report mom-shaming or harassment while nursing in public or near lactation rooms (breastfeeding rooms), at Moms Pump Here mobile site https://www.momspumphere.com
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.