Breastfeeding & Menopause Room

Issued: Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:35:00 GMT

Expressing/Menopause Room in the Sir James Black Building

The School of Life Sciences was delighted to be able to provide staff and students with a dedicated room to assist those returning from maternity leave who are breastfeeding as well as women experiencing the symptoms of menopause.

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a big adjustment, especially if you’re breastfeeding your baby, while menopause can not only be a difficult and stressful time, but a very sensitive and personal matter.

As part of our commitment to occupational health and in response to feedback from a staff survey, our Athena SWAN committee worked to find a space that could be used by staff and students throughout the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences (MVLS).

With the support of the School's Head of Administration, Mrs Lillias Robinson, a room was secured within the Sir James Black Building earlier this month and converted with new fittings and furnishings, including comfy chairs close to electrical outputs, privacy screening, and a fridge to store your milk, to ensure as comfortable an experience as possible.

Milk Expressing-Menopause room privacy screen

To use the facility, please email lifeSci--roombookings@glasgow.ac.uk to book your slot. You can check availability on the School timetable viewer available on MyGlasgow.

If you would like more information, please email Tracy Wilson.