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newmom17

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    Pumping at work

    I don’t understand what your saying. A Watson room is a relaxation room for the nurses and staff to use, it’s not a person....
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    Pumping at work

    Hahaha I wish. I’ve definitely dreamt it!
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    Pumping at work

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    Pumping at work

    Thank you. And yes my manager has given me the approval to pump there. No one else has ever expressed discomfort with me pumping there so I’m not sure what her deal is.
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    Pumping at work

    Hello all, I am a nurse on a very busy med surg floor. Despite this, I’ve adjusted my schedule enough that I am able to mitigate for the breast pumping I need to get done every 3 hours (mostly). To help I often chart, pump, and eat meals simultaneously. Now there are two places I might pump: the Watson room, which is a private room off of the patient rooms, or progressive care nurses station which is an enclosed room as well. I more often choose the nurses station because it offers the desk space I need to multitask, i can shut the door and face the corner out of anyone’s line of sight, and because it has 3 computers so I can sit at any of those and chart. In either case I am fully covered at all times and most don’t even know what I’m doing. I’ve been doing this for 7 months and no one has had an issue with this. Fast forward to today and a nurse that’s been gone for over a year has come back to work with us. Just as I was about to sit done and do my morning routine she asked me what I was about to do and when I told her she very matter of factly said “don’t do that here.” Out of respect and because I know some people feel a certain way about breastfeeding and pumping I slunk away to the Watson room but that has not stopped me from feeling some kind of way about it. I mean, am I in the wrong here? Am I being inappropriate in some way and don’t realize it?
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