Pump Rooms

Breast Pump Room ImageElectric breast pumps are available at a variety of locations throughout The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including private rooms and on every inpatient unit, so that you can pump at your child’s bedside.

All of the pump rooms throughout the Hospital are private, have a comfortable chair, a Medela Symphony® electric breast pump, and sanitary wipes for cleaning the pump. Breast milk storage bottles, labels, and a sink with soap to clean your pumping kit are also included in each room.

Pump rooms are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a first-come-first-served basis. No keys or sign-up are required. Please keep the rooms clean for the others who will use them after you.

In addition to the private rooms, every inpatient unit also has a portable electric breast pump that you can use at your child's bedside. You may need to share with other pumping mothers on the floor.

This page lists the specific locations of private pump rooms within the Hospital and directions to each.

Pump rooms and how to find them

Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit pump rooms — 2nd Floor (five rooms)

N/IICU East (2E87)

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 2nd Floor
  • Enter main N/IICU Reception area, across the atrium
  • Let the unit clerk at the desk know that you’re there to use the East pump room
  • Enter the N/IICU and turn left down hallway — continue until you come to the East unit clerk desk
  • Pump room is located immediately to the left of the East unit clerk’s desk (Room #2E87)

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N/IICU West-A (2W69) and N/IICU West-B (2W70)

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 2nd Floor
  • Enter main N/IICU Reception area, across the atrium
  • Let the unit clerk at the desk know that you’re there to use one of the West pump rooms
  • Proceed to the main N/IICU waiting room
  • Turn right through the waiting area, towards the kitchen
  • There will be two pump rooms off of the family kitchen (Room #2W69 and #2W70)

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N/IICU Northeast-A (2NE46) and N/IICU Northeast-B (2NE47)

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 2nd Floor
  • Exit elevators to the right — then turn left towards the Northeast N/IICU entrance
  • Let the unit clerk at the desk know that you’re there to use one of the Northeast pump rooms
  • Enter the Northeast N/IICU and walk straight towards the Family Suite (3rd door on the left)
  • Enter N/IICU Northeast Family Suite
  • The first two doors on the left are pump rooms (Room #2NE46 and #2NE47)

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Other Main Hospital pump rooms

4 West Children’s Seashore House (415B) — 4th Floor

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 3rd Floor
  • Turn right off the elevators, then turn right down hallway overlooking the atrium
  • Turn down the first hallway on the left, immediately after staircase leading to atrium
  • Continue straight, pass offices/waiting rooms on right, follow signs for Wood Building
  • The hallway will end (green double-doors)
  • Turn right down the bridge to the Wood Building (the ramp/hallway with lit-up displays along the right wall) until you reach the Wood Visitor Desk
  • Turn right after the stairs, but before the elevators, and follow signs for Seashore House
  • Continue down hallway until you reach the Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Waiting Area
  • Turn right in between the two waiting areas, and proceed to the Seashore House elevators
  • Take the elevators to the 4th Floor and follow signs for the 4 West Unit
  • Stop at the Nursing Station and ask to use the pump room
  • Walk straight ahead to the family lounge area
  • The pump room is located inside the lounge area (room #415B)

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5 West (5NW52-A and 5NW52-B) — 5th Floor

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 5th Floor
  • Turn right off of elevators, then turn right down hallway — the Atrium will be on your left
  • Continue down hallway
  • Lactation rooms will be the last two doors on your right (Room #5NW52-A and #5NW52-B)

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Cardiac Center Ronald McDonald Family Room (6C22) — 6th Floor

  • Take South Tower elevators to the 6th Floor
  • Turn left off of elevators and continue across the glass bridge towards the Cardiac Care Unit (6 East)
  • Turn down the first hallway on your left before entering the Cardiac Care Unit (6 East) — if you reach the Cardiac Care Unit clerk’s desk, you have gone too far
  • The Ronald McDonald Family Sleep Room/Pump Room will be the second door on your left, with a purple sign above it (Room #6C22)
  • Enter the family room, passing the lockers and sleep rooms
  • The pump room will be past the bathroom on the left, next to Sleep Room #6C29 — Look for a tan “stall-like” door with a curtain

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7 West – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (7W81) — 7th Floor

  • Take main visitor elevators to the 7th Floor
  • Make a right turn off of elevators, then turn right down the hallway — Atrium will be on your left
  • Turn down the first hallway on your left, entering the 7 West Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
  • Passing the clerk’s desk on your left, continue straight through the unit
  • Continue past the patient rooms until you reach another hallway
  • Turn left down the hallway, exiting the unit
  • The first door on your left is labeled “Lactation” (Room #7W81)

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