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Old 01-11-2011, 01:30 PM   #11
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:45 PM   #12
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I had a similar situation at work except this woman was due before me. I was hoping that she'd get the whole pumping at work thing figured out so she could help me when I go back....but she quit BFing before coming back.....now I have to figure it out on my own LOL. Luckily I work for a hospital and they have 2 pump rooms with 2 medela (symphony I think) pumps....and they provide us with a pump kit for the pumps. So that will make it easier.
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I had a similar situation at work except this woman was due before me. I was hoping that she'd get the whole pumping at work thing figured out so she could help me when I go back....but she quit BFing before coming back.....now I have to figure it out on my own LOL. Luckily I work for a hospital and they have 2 pump rooms with 2 medela (symphony I think) pumps....and they provide us with a pump kit for the pumps. So that will make it easier.
If you need any tips there are a lot of posts on here and you can also go to workandpump.com and kellymom.com
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Good for you for offering her some advice. You did what you could. I know it's nice to have a pumping buddy too. I'm the only one who pumps at work currently--it's almost kinda nice though since we only have one room and I'm not fighting with anyone for it.

I made it my mini-duty to get our pump room cleaned up and in better order for any future mamas that may not be as "bold" as me to say something. A department was using the pumping room as their own personal break/conference/storage room. I finally went to HR and within 24 hours, the storage stuff was cleaned out, refridgerator was cleaned out, a sign was on the door and was locked from the outside!!
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Try not to let it show to her since there is nothing you can do about it and you don't want things to be awkward. But that is disappointing.

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I know kind of how you feel... There were 7 of us pregnant at my work at the same time. Only 2 of us are pumping, and at least 3 didn't nurse at all. The other woman I think really dislikes breatfeeding, she won't even say the word. She calls it "mama baby feeding." I think she will pump until 6 mos and then wean like with her previous child. My son is 3 mos older than hers, but I bet I'll be pumping well after she quits.

I feel kind of sad about it, but it's not my baby or my choice.

I actually like pumping. I like knowing I'm giving my baby awesome food. I like that I get longer breaks to do it. It's very satisfying to me. I'm proud to carry my enormous pump bag to and from work.
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Old 01-13-2011, 05:33 PM   #17
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If you need any tips there are a lot of posts on here and you can also go to workandpump.com and kellymom.com
Thanks! I have another 7 weeks before I go back, so I plan to hopefully do some research before then. But what I was really hoping was that she'd figure out 'the system' at work, for reserving the room, or rooms in our department we could use etc.
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