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 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.