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    Default Any law to help?

    Does anyone know if there is a law out there that stipulates that an employer has to provide a clean/private place for working mothers to pump? I am at a government facility and the only place I've been told I can pump is in the ladies bathroom. I am getting tired of sitting there trying to be relaxed while pumping when someone is in the stall next to me doing her "business". I would appreciate any and all comments, advice on this.
    Thanks,
    Kelly

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    Default Re: Any law to help?

    What state do you live in?

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    Default Re: Any law to help?

    I have not found any laws for breastfeeding moms in Arizona, but here is a link to a web site with lots of good info. to give to employers.

    Have you asked your manager if they might be able to provide you with a clean quiet place to express milk. For a long time I was using a file room. It was cool and quiet. I just brought in a chair and put a sign on the door. If you have a friend in the company with an office, maybe they would be willing to let you use it a few times a day.

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    Default Re: Any law to help?

    Oops, heres the link

    http://www.gobreastmilk.org/

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    Default Re: Any law to help?

    http://dhfs.wisconsin.gov/health/Nut...iendlycomm.htm
    Check out the links under "Worksite."
    Also, the National Conference of State Legislatures provides a summary of the laws on breastfeeding in the 50 states of the U.S.:
    http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/breast50.htm

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
    A few of my favorite things that I've discovered on the forum: co-sleeping, baby-wearing, tandem nursing, baby-led solids, cloth diapering, APing, selective vaccination...the list goes on

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    Default Re: Any law to help?

    I also work in a government facility and am writing a proposal for a lactation room. My boss was able to find me an office I can use for pumping for now. Usually nobody is using it (until they hire someone new). I'm lucky that my boss has resources like that, but I know others who pumped in the bathroom. If your boss can't find you a place, try going up the chain to your service chief. I don't know what kind of organization you are in - I'm in a VA hospital - but I found an ally in the nursing service chief even though I'm not a nurse and she was going to help me find a place to use temporarily.

    I just posted some links in the other thread - http://lalecheleague.org/vbulletin/s...ead.php?t=8283
    I have been trying to use government documents to show why we as a government institution should be interested in supporting breastfeeding.

    Some states have a law, but not many. I think California probably is one, but I don't know what the others are. You can check your state here: http://www.lalecheleague.org/LawBills.html
    -Alicia
    Mommy to Cadence (5/19/06) and Tessa (4/25/09)

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