the customer worried about the employee when it comes to nursing
I started working for some extra income and tuesday was my first day. well since I was going to be there for 7 hours or so I brought my pump naturally so that way I could pump during lunch and stay some what on a schedule.i assumed since I never really asked anyone if they had a certain area for moms to pump so I went to the bathroom in the handi cap stall and of course I didnt have batteries so I couldnt use the machine pump and had to use the hand pump because naturally they dont have outlets in the bathrooms. When I was done I was rinsing everything off and washing my hands and this women said "they seriously make you pump in the bathroom? they dont have a more sanitary place for you to go? i mean i commend you for doing it but still you would think they would let you use an office or something." I was just like umm I dont know I never thought to ask and she said if I was you I would. Naturally now that I felt on top of the world but I decided to ask a manager if there was...my answer was no they just go to the bathroom and pump in there. that was that...
I read in a parenting magazine today that really because of the 2010 legislative laws that work places should have a place for moms to go pump. The store manager has an open door policy so Im thinking of going in there tomorrow and bringing this up. I know not only for the employees but for the customers too because I know I have had times where my ds would wake up and get hungry (he eats at random moments thank gosh im always full and have more then enough to support his random eating habits) and I would have to either a) go to my car and sit there till he was done or go to the bathroom. I think it would be more comfortable like how babys/toys r us has a mothers room. After all now some stores including one of the ones I work at have stork parking, I think they should also have a mothers room as well.
What do you think?
normally nursing in public is no biggy for me I will do it any and every where but pumping i cant be that discrete haha
Mom to The Fairchild Gang