Re: Breastfeeding police women
I know that other Leaders have helped women in law enforcement, I'm just not sure if there are any here on the board.
Some ideas for you - pump companies make a car adapter, so you can pump in the car. If your vehicle has a car adapter that's not in use, this might be an option.
Remind your employer that pumping isn't something you choose to do (like smoking), it's something that you have to do. If you don't empty your breasts during the day, you run the risk of infections, and consequently, time off work, visits to the dr, etc.
Do you get a meal break? Would you be able to pump then?
Some employees in civilian jobs approach pumping like other employees approach smoking breaks. It's not often, I'll still be available via phone (cell phone?), and I won't take long. Plus, this is something I'm doing to keep people healthy (you and your baby), not make people ill. However, if there are no smokers where you work, this argument won't work.
I'll dig through some email archives to see what I can come up with for you.
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