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Get to Know ABOG - Lactation Accommodations

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ABOG's testing center offers five private and comfortable lactation rooms to accommodate nursing mothers.


Five Private Lactation Rooms Available at ABOG's Testing Center 


The comfort of candidates for the Certifying Exam is a high priority for ABOG. That is why the organization added two additional lactation rooms in time for the 2018-2019 season of Certifying Exams, which run from November through February.


Additionally, ABOG produced a video to allow lactating candidates to view the exam orientation on tablets while they are expressing breast milk. Allowing them to watch the orientation at the same time as all the other candidates are listening to the live version on the first floor alleviates concerns about not having sufficient time to pump if needed prior to the exam.


Pumping at regular intervals is crucial for both the maintenance of milk production, as well as the prevention of infection. The importance of providing a sanitary and private space for expressing breast milk was at the forefront of the decision to add the lactation lounges. All five rooms provide women with both practical and welcoming amenities.



Each quiet, secluded space is outfitted with:


  • a sink
  • pump cleaning supplies
  • nursing pads
  • a cozy, ergonomic chair
  • soft lighting 



For more information about lactation accommodations, visit here, and to reserve a room (based on a "first-come, first-served basis"), email exams@abog.org.  


Click here to view photos of all of ABOG's new lactation lounges.


“The rooms are very calm spaces, not sterile-feeling at all. It’s very obvious that someone who understood what it is to be a breastfeeding mom thought out what was needed here.”

- Susan Goldsmith, MD, Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine