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Pumping at work: If you had to pump, for how long did you do it ? Did your company have a dedicated private space for you to do it?”

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  • I was fortunate to have a room at work just for me to pump in. It was a side room with a lock off of the bathroom. I pumped 2 times a day while I was working, I fed my daughter on my lunch break and then again when I got home. I only held that down for about 4 months. It's hard work to keep up with that and my pump was so slow that it took me 30 minutes each time.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by on 7th July 2008

  • Wow, my hat is off to you! Seriously. I pumped for 3 months exclusively after going back to work. My daughter refused to breastfeed as soon as we started giving her the bottle so I'd have to pump 5x a day, 3 of them in my office. It was mostly glass so I bought these tall Japanese screens that I would unfold when I had to do it. All the men I worked with -- and they were all men -- would then know that's what I was doing:)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 7th July 2008

  • I'm going on 10.5 months now ... plan to quit in another week or so. No dedicated pump room, just my office for the day.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by KC on 7th July 2008