On Monday September 22nd we had a concerned mom talk about her struggle to pump during her 12 hour work shift without getting slack for it. Below is some info that we were able to find hoping to help.
Here is their website. There are a lot of good links there: http://www.utahbreastfeeding.org/
The law states:
“Among many provisions, Section 4207 of the law amends the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) of 1938 (29 U.S. Code 207) to require an employer to provide reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for one year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express milk.”
I’m not sure if this will be of help to her since Luke is nearing a year, but she needs to have a good conversation with her supervisor about her needs and she needs to discuss how the benefits of nursing past a year. The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF recomend that moms breastfeed forat least 2 years and practice baby led weaning. I can help her locate these articles/research on breastfeeding past a year if she needs help. I think it would help her greatly to come armed with these documents when speaking to her supervisor.
How uncomfortable to not be able to pump every 3 hours! How can a woman focus on helping other women when her breasts are engorged? Here is an article on how to talk to your employer about nursing breaks: