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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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56 minutes ago, Kooky Korky said:

 

She might have lost a child, been unable to BF, be reticent sexually, have a totally messed up life, or just have an old fashioned view of BF, or whatever else can mess up a person.

A) What on G-d's green earth does sexuality have to do with feeding one's baby?

2) Are we supposed to shield the world from babies and anything related to them because someone once may have lost one?

This is a health issue. Both for her, as well as for her child. I'm a pretty tolerant person when it comes to people's sensitivities, but on this subject, nope. Her health, and that of her infant, trumps someone else's discomfiture, regardless of the reason.

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I am also a pumping mom, I worked on a busy ICU. They have to provide you with a room and adequate time as well As reasonably accommodate any additional needs you may have. This was part of the affordable care act. I spoke with my manager about my dilemmas- not having anyone to cover my patients so I could pump, getting behind on charting etc. she was kind enough to provide a wow For me to use while I pumped in a private room. I wouldn’t suggest pumping at the nurses station, you really want a clean private area to pump in. Ask your manager or HR to provide you with a wow or laptop so you can chart and pump...I told them i was having to stay late and it wasn’t causing overtime so they jumped on the idea right away!

good luck! 

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TNT_RN09 has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 8 years Telemetry/Med Surg, 4 years Stepdown/PCU.

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Congrats on breastfeeding. Speak with the lactation nurse at your job and see if she can set up a pumping room for you. They have to provide it

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23 hours ago, klone said:

A) What on G-d's green earth does sexuality have to do with feeding one's baby?

2) Are we supposed to shield the world from babies and anything related to them because someone once may have lost one?

This is a health issue. Both for her, as well as for her child. I'm a pretty tolerant person when it comes to people's sensitivities, but on this subject, nope. Her health, and that of her infant, trumps someone else's discomfiture, regardless of the reason.

Breasts nourish and they are sexual, like it or not.

Perhaps "nudity of coworkers" is a more appropriate phrase.  Even if newmom is covered up.  There could be the briefest flash of breast during the process, which some people might find somewhat disturbing, distracting - for whatever reason.

Those who have lost children must do most of the adjusting.  The world doesn't stop for anyone.  I was just speculating on why she might have a problem with newmom, not suggesting anyone should shield the possibly bereft.  It wouldn't hurt to be sensitive but we can't expect everyone or most or any people to care much or always.  Life just isn't like that.  Everyone has their own troubles and heartaches.

Maybe you didn't read my words about how newmom should do what she needs to do.  I merely suggested that it would be good to be as peaceable about the whole matter as possible.  Newmom isn't the only 1 involved, no matter how important her and her baby's needs.

And no matter how wonderful and important she and her baby are, no matter their situation, other people do matter.  And while no one else has said anything to newmom, they might be thinking some divergent stuff.  Doesn't matter.  She must do what she must do.  And everyone can think or feel what they think or feel.

 

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18 hours ago, TNT_RN09 said:

Congrats on breastfeeding. Speak with the lactation nurse at your job and see if she can set up a pumping room for you. They have to provide it

She has a room.  Did you read her post?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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13 minutes ago, Kooky Korky said:

She has a room.  Did you read her post?

By law, the OP can request a private room that has a lock and is shielded from view of coworkers and other people. What she describes does not meet the criteria set forth by law, although it sounds like, until recently, it met her needs just fine.

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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I'm not one for playing tattletale, but I would report this comment to your manager.  It is ignorant for any nurse to make such a statement and she will carry that level of ignorance into other areas of patient care.  

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