I have successfully relactated (up to 18.5 ozs a day!). I have to pump at work, and my direct supervisors and their boss are all very supportive (even offering the use of offices). The problem I am having is certain female co-workers. They complain that I am not working (because I use my breaks to pump). I have had one individual complain about me storing breastmilk in the fridge in our breakroom....something to the effect of they do not think it is sanitary to store "bodily fluids" with food. I have been told that I should pump in the bathroom, and then on the rare occasion that I do use the bathroom for pumping, another certain one complains about that. I have approached the office manager about it and HE is very supportive and helped me work out a plan to make this easier on me and keep others quiet. I have been offered the use of the telecom room (where all of the computer network and telephone stuff is) and allowed to purchase a mini fridge for my cube (waiting for it to arrive).
I still have one "lady" making comments everytime she shes me walking towards my pumping location with my bag that contains my pump. I conceal my milk (for now keeping it on ice in a cooler...we have a restaurant ice-maker, so I have plenty of ice). All I can figure is she just complains to complain.
The weird part is that I work for a state agency that has close ties with the health dept (we use their labs to analyze our samples). The health department is actively promoting breastfeeding, but some of my co-workers still don't get it! Is this not strange?