• M
  • ENG, GB
  • 2 years ago

Pumping at work 😳🤱

Mamas, the thought of returning to work and finding somewhere to pump is giving me anxiety. What was it like for you to return to work and pump? Any tips? What did your co-workers think? Did any of you stop breastfeeding before returning? I want to hear it all, good and bad! I remember reading a story about co-workers mooing at a woman who was putting her breast milk in the fridge...😩😳 (YES TO THE BREASTFEEDING EMOJI BTW!🙌)
  • A
  • West Valley City, United States
  • 2 months ago

I worked at a dental office and we had a quiet room where kids would get sedated so I’d pump there during lunch and I put a little sign up too. But in between I still had to pump like during work and they have me 15 min breaks and I’d go to my car we had a break room but it wasn’t very private and there was no where else

  • M
  • Modesto, United States
  • 2 months ago

Mine set the locker room up for me and I put a sign on the door they got me 2 door jams and a table and chair

  • A
  • West Valley City, United States
  • 10 months ago

Honestly I had a terrible time. I went to work full time and they only gave me 2 pump breaks I needed at least 4-5. The dentist walked in on me pumping 2x because it was the break room and then o started doing it in my car. One time I had to pump on my way home because of time and got pulled over WHILE THE PUMP WAS ON ME I literally had a blanket over it and that was quite the interaction with the officer 😆 so I got mastitis 2x because I wasn’t pumping often enough and started to lose supply. I’m not saying this to scare you I just want you to be aware of how strict you need to be with when and how often to pump. Set a schedule let your job know and find a peaceful place. Being stressed and pumping are a recipe for disaster. Pumping is H A R D W O R K!

  • K
  • Hanover, United States
  • a year ago

Depending on what kind of pump you have, this could be an option: https://www.target.com/p/nuk-simply-natural-freemie-collection-cups/-/A-51848506?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&fndsrc=tgtao&CPNG=PLA_Baby%2BShopping&adgroup=SC_Baby&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=9007725&gclsrc=aw.ds&ds_rl=1246978&ds_rl=1248099&ds_rl=1241788&ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Baby+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Baby&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=m&location=9007725&gclid=Cj0KCQiA6JjgBRDbARIsANfu58HK3RIUrTnm2Rwdo8ktUvG4jO3RGkRvWbHEcE_-t6aPkNG68pGBK-gaArA_EALw_wcB

  • A
  • Titusville, United States
  • 2 years ago

It takes me 15 minutes per session. That’s my total pumping/clean up time. I work in a male dominated industry and not one of them has given me a hard time about it. I let someone know that I’m going so nobody wonders where I am. There is a law that they HAVE to provide you a quiet secure place that isn’t a bathroom to go pump. You’re going to do fine momma, I’ve been pumping at work 3x a day for the last 4 months. I’ve had no issues past the first two weeks of just feeling awkward about it.

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