The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding at the University.
The following have been identified to offer space for breastfeeding and expressing. These rooms are also available for taking medication and therapeutic relaxation, etc. It is however recognised due to the size of the campus that informal local arrangements may be more appropriate to meet individual needs.
- LUU: offers the use of a private room in the Student Advice Centre on Level 2.
- Charles Thackrah: Room G09 is a quiet, breastfeeding friendly room.
- Liberty Building: G26
- EC Stoner: 8.29 – on the level 8 landing of staircase 2 – set aside to provide a private space that can be used for breast feeding/expressing.
- Worsley Building: Rooms 8.36 and 8.43o are designated as quiet rooms suitable for breastfeeding.
- St James Hospital: CSB 4.15 is designated as a breastfeeding room. CSB 7.18a is also available with a couch and toilet cubicle. All staff and students can book if either facility is wanted.
- School of Chemical and Process Engineering: 3.31 can be used for administering medication, feeding babies (including breastfeeding), expressing breast milk, short breakout needs e.g. when feeling stressed or anxious, resting for pregnancy and disability, health or medical purposes.
For more information on accessible rooms, please visit the AccessAble University of Leeds webpage.
The Facilities Directorate have produced a map showing the locations of breastfeeding spaces which can be downloaded here:
Alternatively, staff are advised to speak to their line manager and students to their School/Faculty (normally your personal tutor/research supervisor), if a private, safe area is preferred or required to breastfeeding, expressing or other well-being purposes. Together you should endeavour to identify an appropriate room that can be used, and consider whether a health and safety risk assessment is needed. Staff who encounter any difficulty identifying a space or who need a room outside of their normal work location should contact their local HR team, who will be able to work with you to provide additional support.
Additional information about breastfeeding facilities for student parents can be found in the Policy on support for pregnant students and students with very young children (PDF).