Has anyone nursed their baby at an on-site daycare center at their workplace?
I've been informed by someone in my HR department that I'm allowed to do this (my baby starts daycare in January). This was a surprise to me because I was assuming I would be pumping during work and providing bottles.
This person in HR also mentioned that the daycare center will call me at my desk when my baby is hungry.
That's great! BUT... what I can't figure out is, how does this kind of situation work when I have meetings I'm expected to attend? Some of these meetings happen on a weekly or monthly basis so I know what day/time they will be... but there are many project-based meetings that I don't always know about in advance and could potentially interfere with feeding times. Especially if I never know when exactly those feeding times will occur.
Currently my DS nurses on demand. Do you think I will need to somehow get him onto a schedule? That way I'd be able to block out typical feeding times on my daily calendar at work, so that I can decline or reschedule meeting invites sent during those times.
I should mention that although my company is very supportive of breastfeeding mothers (and so is the state of California in general)... my direct manager is NOT baby friendly or sympathetic at all. I kid you not, she has openly made comments about people having children "overpopulating the world". So I can't anticipate that she will be understanding of me needing to pop down to the daycare on a moments notice to feed my baby. Though that's what I REALLY would like to do.
I know feeding schedules are bad in general, but in this case... would it be a good idea? And if so, how would I go about it? I have a little over a month and a half to get DS onto a schedule if necessary.
Has anyone been in a nursing at work situation at all?