Since returning to work, I’ve become somewhat fascinated/obsessed with the practice of pumping at work**. Pumping while at work has been sort of a necessary evil for me as I try to reach the one-year mark of breastfeeding my baby boy. I diligently pump twice a day while away from Lenny, but I’ve developed a physical reaction to pumping–I get a wave of nausea every time the pump latches on. Needless to say, while I am fortunate to be able to breastfeed and do enjoy nursing my son, I just may throw myself a little party when I no longer have to pump. But I digress.
Pumping at work is hard enough, so it is essential that employers are supportive of breastfeeding moms. Us Nutmeg-State-ers are actually among the lucky few; Connecticut is one of only twelve states that mandate any sort of workplace pumping requirements. Melanie has written an excellent post discussing the Connecticut law. In a nutshell: