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Share Your Story! Moms, Have you benefited from the federal workplace pumping law?

As you may know, I was recently selected by the U.S. Breastfeeding Committee to help spread the word about the new federal law that allows all nursing moms to have mandated pumping breaks. If you didn’t know, Tanya Lieberman (who was also selected and wrote a great piece on BB360. Thanks Tanya!!) and I will be spreading the word online in the coming months to help moms better understand what their employers are required to provide.

In the meantime, we need you!! And your stories!!

As part of this  amazing outreach and service to breastfeeding moms,  the USBC is collecting moms’ stories about how the new pumping law has helped them. We’ll be highlighting stories of moms who have benefited from the law.



One Response to “Share Your Story! Moms, Have you benefited from the federal workplace pumping law?”
  1. Kaya says:

    As a family doctor, I have tried to follow the same health advice I give my patients everyday. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I always knew that I would breastfeed. It seemed like the natural thing to do, and I knew this was best for her health. I was blessed in that my mother and mother-in-law were both huge supporters as well. She is now four months old, and I am back to work. My job has altered my patient schedule so that I can take pumping breaks. Even though not everyone on staff completely “gets it” (no you do not have to actually SAY to the patient that she needs to reschedule her appointment because the doctor is breastfeeding. And no I don’t think it’s so funny to say “got milk” when I’m cleaning my pumping equipment) for the most part this is a supportive environment. The logistics of pumping at work can be a real nuisance, but it is worth it. As healthcare providers, it is our responsibility to practice what we teach. I hope that we can set a good example for other workplaces so that we can continue to encourage healthy babies in our community!

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