Re: What type of pump should I get to pump at work?
A mom who is working full-time needs a good double electric pump. The Medela Pump in Style or the Hygeia seem to be good options for a lot of moms. You actually do not need to wash everything between uses as long as you have access to refrigeration. You can leave the pump parts screwed onto the bottle, pop them into the fridge (maybe in a nice clean ziploc bag) and just reuse the same set-up the next time you have to pump. My lactation consultant said it was okay to do this one time before washing everything again.
I would talk to your HR department about this situation. Hopefully there's a little more flexibility to your job than you've been led to believe...? Maybe they can find a different place for you to pump, one closer to your workplace. Or stagger your break time so that you go off-shift before everyone else, and resume your work before, enabling you to avoid the traffic jam in the locker room. Even a minute or two would probably be enough to let you scoot through the locker room unimpeded. And get your own "Privacy" sign so that you don't have to make an additional stop at the office.
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