I am taking the bar in February and my employer is really good about me studying during work. I am pumping twice a day and it only takes me about 15 minutes each time. I feed LO before work, right after work and then maybe once or twice before bed time. She sleeps through the night most of the time.
Today my boss and I were talking about bar studying techniques, etc and he asked me if I was still breastfeeding. I didn't mind the question..he has a son and I am pretty open with everyone about the fact that I am breastfeeding. (I have an office door that I close with a little sign on it - smile). When I said yes, he expressed amazement at the "amount of time that must take up". I told him it only takes about 15 minutes and even when I am home, its my way of making sure I can hold her and spend time with her.
Is this just one of those things where men don't get that #1 - bfeeding is not that time consuming (it would take me longer to mix formula...I did that with the other two by now), and #2 - I need to hold my baby for my mental health? Bfeeding gives me that chance. I planning on either weaning her around Christmas time (b/c the stress of the bar and the exam being two days, etc) or shortly thereafter. (She will be a year old the day after the bar exam.) So I am not planning on doing this forever...but I thought it was a weird comment and wasn't sure if I should pull him aside later and make sure there is no problem. When I was hired, they knew I was b/feeding and they were extremely supportive. He is on the other side of the building so its not like he would really notice how much I may or may not be doing it.
I am not sure if he was just being curious because of the bar conversation or if someone has said I am taking too much time to do it. (I keep my door closed a lot more than just when pumping. My coworkers are sometimes loud and it helps me to study and work with the door closed.)
I am being paranoid? I am thinking to just see if he mentions it again, but otherwise to ignore it for right now. I just thought it odd that he thought of it as so time consuming that I couldn't study...I have three kids..geesh.