Hello, working mommies.
First of all, I just want to say that I admire each and every one of you all who have been able to hold onto a job while bf by pumping at work, especially if you have had multiple children! I have one beautiful baby boy who is 7.5 months and I'm proud to say that I was exclusively bf until he was 6 months-old. When he turned 7 months, I started working late hours so we had to supplement one feeding maybe twice a week with formula. The stress lowered my milk supply, as did introducing solids (which I won't do again for the next baby until he/she turns 8 or 9 months). Even those SAHM, I admire you too for working so hard to continue bf and maintaining a household. Whichever way you go about it, both are equally taxing yet rewarding and I've learned how tough it is to be a mommy. It's definitely worth it, but since I'm a first-time mom, I'm having a hard time deciding what to do with my current situation. I'm an admissions counselor at a local university, and although I love working in higher ed, I am so burnt out and really want to have a change of pace. I'm considering either staying at home, or finding a different job. Since it's so hard to not work (financially speaking), I just would like to ask you, what are some ideas of jobs that offer "pumping-friendly" space? I know by federal law we are granted the time and space, but not all employers are supportive. Any ideas?