Baby's Best Start


The following "healthy pregnancy and baby's best start" tool kit has information to help faculty and staff locate resources offered through Vanderbilt and other reliable sources. You can learn more by clicking on the links in the Healthy Pregnancy and Breastfeeding sections.

Healthy Pregnancy

Resources for Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff

Educational Resources

Planning Your Maternity Leave - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Applying for maternity leave (Family Medical Leave Act or "FMLA").
  • Using Short-term Disability to pay part of your salary while on maternity leave.
  • Human Resources policy on breaks for breastfeeding mothers (look for section on breaks for Breastfeeding Mothers).


Resources for Vanderbilt Faculty and Staff

VUMC​ lactation rooms, locations, how to access, and room details.

Educational Resources

Additional Resources

  • La Leche League International offers breastfeeding help, information, and resources.
  • Books
    • Pregnancy-A New Life Handbook by Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health
    • The American Association of Pediatrics New Mother's Guide to Breastfeeding
    • The Nursing Mother's Companion by Kathleen Huggins