Pumping at Work

by anonymous
(USA)

Believe me, I am not excited about the idea of pumping at work, but it must be done. Trouble is, my boss disagrees.

I'm a teacher, so I don't get "breaks" like some workers do. I'm on call from 7:30 in the morning until 3 in the afternoon.

My boss is totally opposed to me pumping. I'm not sure what she expects me to do, but I can't pump "on the clock."

What can I do to persuade her? Should I quit my job? Should I quit breastfeeding? Help!

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Laws to protect you
by: Suzi

Although you didn’t specify whether you work for a small private school or a public school district, the law requires employers with over 50 employees to provide you with the time and a private room (not just the bathroom) to be able to pump. You can go to the Le Leche League's website and they show by state what laws are in place to cover you at work. Best of luck!

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