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Old 04-27-2012, 06:37 AM   #1
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Pumping logistics

I go back to work in a public school on Monday. I'm an instructional coach which means I have a pretty flexible schedule but I'm trying to work out the logistics. I share a room with 3 other women. Here are my options:

1. Pump in my office using a nursing cover.
Pros: I can still work and participate in conversations relevant to work.
Cons: I'd be pumping with other people in the room. And I'd have to figure out how to change bras and get set up.

2. Pump in the bathroom. I could set up a student desk.
Pros: privacy and wouldn't have to worry about people seeing anything.
Cons; can't participate in work conversations and awkward to hang out in a bathroom for an hour a day.

What would you do? Where do you pump?

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:39 AM   #2
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Can you go to the bathroom to change bras and then return to the other room for pumping? If you and the others are comfortable with you pumping option #1, then I'd avoid the bathroom!

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Old 04-27-2012, 06:48 AM   #3
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Why do you need to change bras. Just wear a nursing bra and then if you can do it in front is others then do it in the room with them.

Another option is your car with the nursing cover.

I am a teacher and have pumped at school with all 3 of mine. But undo it when my kids have a pullout. Gives me no time to do anything else... But did it anyways.

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Old 04-27-2012, 10:31 PM   #4
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Great suggestions. I have to change bras because I have a hands free pumping bra. If I'm going to be pumping an hour to 2 hours a day, I need to be able to work while doing it.

I might try changing in the bathroom first. In still not sure how comfortable I am with pumping in the same room as them but I might have to just get over it.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:45 PM   #5
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Re: Pumping logistics

I am also a teacher. I just used the two hair tie method. I put them on my regular bra's straps. just pull up the cups and attach the other end of the hair tie around the pump's horns. Worked very well and didn't take much time for set up. When done, unloop hair ties and pull down cups.

from your choices, I would do option 1
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:55 PM   #6
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I would also do option 1 if you/they are comfortable with it. Also, I just put my hands-free bra on over my nursing bra once the "flaps" are down. No need to fully change bras at all, and you could do it under the nursing cover.

ETA: I pump in my classroom with the door locked during my prep and after school, but I don't share a room with anyone.
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