Pumping and working

  1. I am interested in switching over to IR. I have talked to a manager already. I am due with child #2 in February and would start 3-4 months after that.

    My question is, how breastfeeding/pumping friendly is this position? Has anyone had problems getting out to break for pumping?

    I'm ready to sign on the dotted line for the job. This is my biggest concern.

    This position would be in a big academic institution if that helps.
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  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Not IR but OR. Currently working with someone who is pumping. She pumps on her lunch break and occasionally another time during the day. We are a tight knit team who work with her so she can get a break when she needs it. I suspect rather than the job itself it will depend more on the teamwork between coworkers. Also, be aware of your rights under federal and state laws.
  4. by   8-ball
    Never been a problem to take a few minutes for whatever reason onour unit.
  5. by   GaryRay
    I don't know about this specifically, I've worked on units where a bathroom break is rare but we still find a way to let mom's pump every 3 hours! You'd have to work with some real dicks to tell you they won't find a way to work it out and prevent your milk supply from drying up. Ask the manager. I'm no expert but can't this be stretched as part of FMLA?