Okay, so I have been working at this particular hospital for 2 yrs now. I've never had a problem everyone I work with is wonderful and I love my job. I have a 10 mth old daughter who I am continuing to nurse after many hurtles. I work 12 hour shifts, so, of course, I pump at work. Okay, so, when I get to work I carry my "pump" bag, my purse, and my lunch bag in with me. For those of you who work in hospitals you probably know the walk I make each time I come and go from work. It's not a short walk to say the least. Anyway, when I pump around 11 I store my milk in a storage bag labeled with my name, date, and amount. Sometimes I also have a little in a storage bottle as well labeled accordingly. I hide it behind condiment items that are on the door so it's not visible to others unless something is moved. I do this because, everyone shoves their lunch bags in the refrigerator and often my own lunch bag is folded, swished, etc. because of it and I don't want my milk to spill or leak. When I pump again at 5:30, I use my lunch bag to store all the milk I've pumped for the day and leave it in my locker until I leave. Okay, so I've been back to work for almost 7 mths now and just yesterday a supervisor called me and told me that I can't store my milk in there because "bodily fluids can't be mixed with their food." I simply said okay and immediately called the lactation consultant in the hospital for her advise. She, of course, didn't know of any policy stating that I couldn't store it there and referred me to an HR Consultant. The day goes on and I've just decided to deal with this tomorrow (today) since I have the day off. It wasn't very long and a fellow employee came up to me and asked if (we'll call her Bertha) Bertha said anything to me about my milk. I said yes and asked how she knew. Oh well, Ms. Bertha had a discussion in the lunch room about how disgusting it was to have my milk in the frig and that it's like having urine in there with their food. Okay so now I'm furious. I have made several calls today and haven't received a response yet since it's not a common problem I was told it could take a few days. Am I taking this too far? Should I just shut my mouth, carry another bag to store it, and deal with it? Sorry this is soooo long, but I had to vent! Oh and by the way...I work on the Labor and Delivery unit!