Hi, I am posting for someone I work with. She has started back to work last week and we set up a lacation room for her because she works in a cubicle. She wants to breastfeed and did so after having her LO (baby now 3 months). However, it is her first baby and her husband was Sure that the baby was not getting enough milk so he started formula. He feels that formula will help the baby sleep longer and gain weight better. The rest of her family agrees with DH and does not support BF'ing. Her mom lives with them so she is always around thus making it impossible for her to BF much if at all.
So, with no support at home she thought she would pump at work. Her husband is against that idea so if she does pump here she would need to find a way to dealwith not being able to pump at home on weekends or holidays when the rest of her family is around.
Is there a such thing as closet breastfeeding? If so, that is the position she is in. I am doing all I can here to be supportive and we work at a university that is very pro-breastfeeding so she has support at work - just none at home. it is not even just a lack of support but an anti-breastfeeding attitude at home. She has given her DH all the litature and explained the benefits but nothing helps.
Any suggestions for pumping at work, secret breastfeeding and what to do on days she is with her family and cannot BF or pump?