Yesterday, 09:00 AM
I'm sorry your encounter with HR was so negative! If the HR lady is any good at her job, though, she isn't going around telling everyone that you are disgusting. I mean, when you work in HR you are being paid to work with people's very personal issues. Not just the mom who has to pump, but the guy who has to take breaks to check his blood sugar and inject insulin, and the lady who needs to empty her ostomy bag, and the person who needs to take time off to see their psychiatrist, and the person who is being sexually harassed by a co-worker, and the person who is doing the sexual harassing. If you work in HR and you can't handle these sorts of private issues with sensitivity and discretion even when you are disgusted by them, you are no good at your job.
Hopefully the lady was simply surprised, and didn't know how to go about answering your questions. And I hope you can take some pride in the fact that you raised the issue- the next mom who comes in with a question about pumping may not get the same look of shock, simply because the HR rep will have heard the question before.