(Closed) Mother’s room at work

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

We have a room at work for breastfeeding mothers to pump. It’s a fabulous room with a nice, comfy chair and a big ‘ol privacy sign on the door. 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

pumping.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m not sure if it’s used for other purposes–pumping seems to be the main one.

Our mother’s room was actually created after my boss walked in on a woman pumping in her office. She had her door closed, but he just threw it open. How awful! Luckily, the mothers’ room has a lock!!

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think pregnant women also get to use it to chill out when they need it.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is recommended that women pump a minimum of every 3 hours, or whenever their breasts feel “full”.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Napping? Since they’re not getting any sleep. 🙂

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

The law requires businesses to offer breastfeeding women a quiet, comfortable place to pump which is NOT a bathroom.  Very cool that your office has named it the Mother’s Room!  Some places just clear out a broom closet (seriously!).

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

yeah we have one of these! i only ever see women going in there though with their pumping equipment…we have SO many new mothers though i don’t think there’d be time for anyone to do anything (such as napping) other than pumping…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Seriously that’s a law? There is DEFINITELY not a place like that at my office… hmmmm…

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@kjpugs: Yep, it’s a law.  You should talk to HR about a pumping room.  Some offices only make room when there is a BFing mother, they don’t have a permanent space.  My office, for instance, doesn’t have a room because I have an office with a locking door.  But if I only had a cubicle, I could make them clear out a space for me.  😉

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

It is a law but where I am at (not sure if in PA entirely or in this area) the company has to have 50 or more employees in order for the company to be required to have a room. This was confirmed by the breastfeeding instructor for the hospital. My company does not have that many people, but I don’t think they will have a problem allowing me to pick a spot to do this. Heck some of my female friends may even offer up their office.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love that you call it a Mother’s Room.  At my old workplace it was called a “pumping room”.  Something about that just sounded wrong to me — like once you have a baby you are just reduced to being some kind of breast milk machine.  I like the term “Mother’s room” way better.  But wording aside, I think it’s great that workplaces have these spaces at all.  I know mine didn’t have a room for this purpose until very recently.  Maybe it wasn’t required by law in Mass?  I’m not sure… but it definitely should be!

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