Some members of staff may return to work while continuing to breastfeed their child at home. Should they wish to express milk in work, requests will be reasonably considered and accommodated by line managers. Where possible, staff should be provided with a private, clean area to express milk such as an office or seminar room. Most offices and buildings will have a communal fridge and staff should discuss with their manager whether the communal fridge is suitable for storage.

The University provides facilities to support mothers who wish to express milk in the workplace, as outlined below.

Milk Expression Room

There is a dedicated room for staff who wish to express milk at work. The room is equipped with a refrigerator and locks from the inside, providing a comfortable, private and hygienic place to express and store breast milk. Please note that the facility can only support one member of staff at a time and please be aware that the room can not accommodate prams and it does not contain baby changing facilities.


Room 109a, adjacent to the Staff Common Room Kitchen
1st Floor
Foundation Building

Opening Times

The Foundation Building is open 8am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

Access to the building is usually by staff ID card. If you are unable to access the building, please speak to the Reception team.


If you have any questions or feedback about this facility, please contact equality@liv.ac.uk.

Portable Mini Fridges

Staff may borrow a portable mini fridge in which to store breast milk whilst at work, provided that they are able to store and plug in the fridge in their place of work.

To borrow a fridge, please contact equality@liv.ac.uk.

Baby Changing

There are baby changing facilities available for staff and student parents and visitors at the University. These facilities are located in the 1st Floor Unisex Toilets of the Victoria Gallery and Museum (Building 421 Campus Map), and the ground floor Accessible Toilet adjacent to the Sphinx Bar, Liverpool Guild of Students (Building 501 Campus Map).

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