Re: how to balance pumping and employment...? is it worth it
This resource may help: http://www.womenshealth.gov/breastfe...breastfeeding/
I think that when talking to your boss, you present pumping as a given, while acknowledging the potential inconvenience. "I am (obviously, at this point!) having a baby, and that means I am going to need to pump milk during the workday. So I am going to need the following: a place to pump that has an electrical outlet, privacy (in other words, a door), and regular pump times. At times, pumping may mean that I need to take a break right in the middle of something, but I am going to do my utmost to keep being a productive employee. Hopefully keeping my baby breastfed will help me achieve that, because breastfed babies are supposed to have fewer ear infections and other illnesses, and that should mean fewer days when I have to be home caring for him/her."
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