Re: telling formula-feeding boss I'll pu
I would just tell her what your plan is. Try not to go in there expecting an argument, but prepare yourself with responses to things you think she might say just in case (just don't say them unless she brings them up). I don't think you necessarily need to say anything about habitually feeding baby for the long term unless it becomes an issue.
"When I come back from leave I will need a place to pump. I think the _______ would be a good spot. I'll pump ____ times a day for ______ minutes at a time (give yourself a time range so it's not specific- 2-3 times a day for 15-20 minutes a day or something like that)."
If she asks you how long you plan to pump I'd say something like, "at least a year" (that gives you some leeway in case you find you need to keep pumping past a year).
And remember if she makes comments or asks questions that aren't related to the issue at hand you can always just not respond or say that you don't feel like that's relevant to the discussion.
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