Berkeley Lab

Nineteen Hospital-Grade Pumps Available for Nursing Moms

PremiumBreastPumpElectric-150x124Nineteen hospital-grade breast pumps are now available for use by nursing moms at the Lab.  To view instructions on how to use the Ameda Elite Electric Breast Pump, model # 17608, please view this instructional video beforehand:

Hospital grade pumps are available for use in all of Berkeley Lab’s lactation rooms: the list of designated lactation rooms are available here.  There will be no ‘check-out’ system, and will be available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.  To ensure that the pumps remain in good working condition, please handle with care and clean up after use.

Ameda personal kits can be purchased from, Target, or other stores.  Please do not try to attach your personal kit from different models, since it will damage the pump, and there are no plans for replacement.

For any questions, please contact the Diversity and Inclusion Office at  This initiative is sponsored by the Women Scientists and Engineers Council.


  1. Hi,

    I am a Senior Research Scientist at Nvidia.

    I recently advocated to have hospital grade breast pumps installed in all the mother’s rooms at Nvidia and got a green light from the CEO of the company. I am now trying to figure out what the best way to go about it would be – whether to purchase/rent pumps from a medical equipment supplier or a medical institution.

    I stumbled upon your website on searching for information online. If you guys might have information/insights/contacts that you could share from your experience of installing pumps at your institution, it would be great if you could get in touch with me.

    Best regards,
    Shalini Gupta, PhD
    Santa Clara, CA 95050

    • Hi Shalini,

      I know that we’ve been exchanging emails already, but let us know if you have additional questions. Good luck on your new program!

      -Diversity and Inclusion Office