Mount Sinai Lactation Services

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) are committed to supporting our faculty, staff, and students as they balance family, education, and career priorities and obligations. As outlined in Mount Sinai’s policy, “Nursing Mothers in the Workplace,” we provide our faculty, staff, and students who are nursing with accommodations to express milk. These spaces are for the sole purpose of expressing and collecting breast milk. We provide easily accessible and comfortable space, including pods and rooms, for people to pump during their scheduled workday or while attending classes. 

We provide notice to our employees (students, staff, and faculty) upon hire of their right to express breast milk. If you wish to use this benefit, you must submit a request form. Your supervisor or manager will respond to the request within five business days.

Lactation Pods

Lactation pods at the Mount Sinai Health System are private spaces for breastfeeding students, faculty and staff. Our lactation pods are provided by Mamava, an organization dedicated to raising the profile of breastfeeding. Designed for comfort, these pods make breastfeeding more convenient and accommodating for nursing people. The lactation pods are equipped with bacteria-resistant surfaces. You must provide your own breast pump and accessories.

Lactation Pods at The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

To accommodate the nursing mothers of the Icahn School of Medicine and Mount Sinai Health System, we have established lactation pods at several locations.

Our lactation pods are located below at The Mount Sinai Hospital and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Complete this form for directions for access.

  • Annenberg Building
    1468 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10029
    (next to Clinical Research Unit)

  • Guggenheim Pavilion
    1468 Madison Avenue
    Seventh Floor
    New York, NY 10029
    (next to gift shop)

  • Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice
    5 East 98th Street
    SB Level
    New York, NY 10029
    (next to vending machines)

  • Center for Advanced Medicine
    17 East 102nd Street
    Main Lobby
    New York, NY 10029
    (next to the second elevator bank)

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    1425 Madison Avenue
    MC Level
    New York, NY 10029

  • Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
    1470 Madison Avenue
    Main Lobby
    New York, NY 10029

If there are mechanical issues with a pod, please contact Engineering at: Engineering3@mountsinai.org or Call 212-241-6201 (internally 46201).

Lactation Rooms

The Mount Sinai Health System and Icahn School of Medicine provide lactation rooms for our employees (students, faculty, and trainees) across multiple locations.

   

Corporate

150 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

2nd Floor – Room 2.D 11
3rd Floor – Room 3.A 11
5th Floor – Room 5.A 11
10th Floor – Room 10.A 11

To Access:

Facilities150@mountsinai.org

Code changes monthly

Rooms are scheduled through Virtual EMS

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

281 First Avenue
New York, NY 10003

Labor Relations Office
Silver Building
4th Floor - Suite 4S09

To Access:

Donnette Truss
212-844-7679

Mount Sinai Brooklyn

1358 East 32nd Street (House)
Brooklyn, NY 11210

2nd Floor

To Access:

Marisa Ognibene
718-951-2767

Off-hours: Security 718-951-3071

Mount Sinai-Union Square

10 Union Square East
New York, NY 10003

5th Floor - Room 5Q03

To Access:

Pick up key from the Administrative Suite on the 4th Floor, Suite 4J

The Mount Sinai Hospital

Annenberg Building
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

MC Level - Room 234*
MC Level - Room 218*

To Access:

Visit Security Office with ID

Mount Sinai Queens

25-10 30th Avenue
Astoria, NY 11102

4th Floor - Room A4-114

To Access

Go to the Pediatrics waiting room on the 4th floor and check in at the front desk.

Off-hours: Security

Mount Sinai St. Luke’s

1111 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025

Babcock Building
8th Floor - Room 8A-145*

To Access:

Yvonne Guariglia
646-477-9795

Mount Sinai West

1000 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY 10019

11-11G05*

To Access:

Nori Yaun
212-523-7953

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

310 East 14th Street
New York, NY 10003

North Building
3rd Floor - Room 304

To Access:

Anne Marie Middleton
212-979-4498

*Hospital-grade Medela Symphony breast pumps are available in these rooms. If you plan to use these pumps, you need to provide your own breast pump accessories, including caps, membranes, and tubes.

Accessories for these pumps can be purchased in the following gift shops:

  • Klingenstein Pavilion at The Mount Sinai Hospital
    1176 Fifth Avenue
    (north of 98th Street)
  • Breast Pump Rental Station at Mount Sinai West
    1000 Tenth Avenue, 11B
    Contact: Jillian D’Angelo at 212-523-8042