I recently came back to work after my maternity leave.
I recently came back to work after my maternity leave. It's a busy job, and I've been squeezing in pumping breaks in between meetings. Yesterday, my coworker actually asked to come into the pumping room to discuss a project since she couldn't find time on my calendar. How do I explain that this is NOT OK?!
I am not sure if I'm missing something here or not, but I'm going to say that you don't have to actually explain anything. Part of empowering women is empowering them to say no without more of an explanation than that. If you wanted to add your personal information to that, that's up to you, but your pumping breaks are your Personal Time. Just like any other Bio-break. Ask her if she'd like you to schedule the meeting for adjoining stalls in the Ladies Room?
Could you offer to talk to your co-worker say over lunch, or call her during your commute? Maybe she doesn’t understand what pumping entails (usually being half-naked and trying to think milky thoughts about your baby)? Sounds like you are trying really hard to be professional and polite with this person - I probably would have just said “no, dude.”
My husband is completely oblivious to the fact that while we both work long days, I tend to be the one staying up to wash bottles and get everything ready for daycare the next day, while he is relaxing on the couch. It's hard enough keeping up with everything, but now I'm getting resentful. How do I make him realize this just isn't right?
Our lactation room is so far away from where I sit that it takes me like 10 minutes to get there. It's hard enough to step away from work to pump, but this makes every trip to pump 20 minutes longer. What should I do?
My baby is getting sick so often in daycare that I'm beginning to think I'll have to get a nanny...even if my DD has a few sniffles they won't let me drop her off. My boss has been understanding so far but not sure how much longer this can go on. Anyone else switch to a nanny because of this? Should I just wait it out to see if these non-stop colds stop?
How did people here decide on whether to go with daycare or a nanny? I'm lucky to have a choice but would appreciate others sharing what they think the pros and cons are of both.
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