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sassytasha
After your leave is up?
July 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Ok i am 7 months pregnant and plan on breastfeeding for as long as possible which is starting to look like just the six weeks maternity leave.  I work in fast food and when i had made the comment about possibly bringing a pump to work i got a lot of giggles and what for questions.  i breastfeed my first born for about 9 months and the whole 5 months of it I was taking a pump to school and using the teachers restroom and fridge to do so.  but i don't think i've ever been made to feel so stupid in my life.  plus i am getting criticized for even thinking about bf bc it may not be for that long.  What would you do?

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  • blueberry1
    July 23, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    I would bring my pump to work and not worry about what anyone else thinks.  Your baby, your choice and everyone else can mind their own business.

  • sammiejsmom
    July 23, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    I agree here

    Quoting blueberry1:

    I would bring my pump to work and not worry about what anyone else thinks.  Your baby, your choice and everyone else can mind their own business.


  • Rachie7987
    July 23, 2009 at 9:29 PM

    I would be bringing a pump to work and pumping and not worrying what other people think.

    Good luck!

  • sassytasha
    July 23, 2009 at 9:35 PM


    Quoting blueberry1:

    I would bring my pump to work and not worry about what anyone else thinks.  Your baby, your choice and everyone else can mind their own business.

    Thanks a lot.  It's not really that I care what they think but I just don't see how they couldn't be so understanding.  I don't know if they are concerned about the time I would need to pump or what but their attitude has made me think about not returning when my leave is up

  • amybug08
    July 23, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Don't ever care what anyone else says!!

    You are giving your baby the best thing ever!!! There is no need to feel shameful and pressured about that.

  • MNLETLE
    by MNLETLE
    July 23, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Pump for sure...screw them!

  • MonicasMommy
    July 23, 2009 at 9:38 PM

    I would pump at work (well, I do!) and I don't care what anyone else says!! 

  • Philosowife
    July 23, 2009 at 9:39 PM

    You were met with giggles and criticism from your boss/supervisors???

    That's just inappropriate and I'd call it discrimination.

    Are there laws in your state that protect breastfeeding women in the workplace?  There is a law in my state that is just over a year old that GUARANTEES women working for companies over a certain number of employees the time and space to pump, as well as a place to store their expressed milk.

  • dhrmcanulty
    July 23, 2009 at 9:43 PM

    I would try to stay home as long as possible if your job isnt absolutely a have to thing. If it is pump and dont worry what the say or think. your baby is more important!

  • sassytasha
    July 23, 2009 at 9:51 PM


    Quoting Philosowife:

    You were met with giggles and criticism from your boss/supervisors???

    That's just inappropriate and I'd call it discrimination.

    Are there laws in your state that protect breastfeeding women in the workplace?  There is a law in my state that is just over a year old that GUARANTEES women working for companies over a certain number of employees the time and space to pump, as well as a place to store their expressed milk.

    what state do you live in and where would i need to look this info up bc i am not forsure it my state does or not. and i really do apprecaite that advice along with everyone elses

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