Can't pump while working :( Help

Heather - posted on 06/15/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hello everybody, I have a dilemma. If anybody can perhaps help me with a step by step process about how to go about this.

I have been EBF my son for almost 5 months now. Times are tough so I have went about looking for a job and got a call back for a really great opportunity that would be part time, but full time training for 6 months! from 8am-5pm. Longer then that including the drive give or take 30 min each way.

This could possibly start within the next few days and now I'm thinking about not taking it because I will be unable to pump in the training process. I can't just not pump all of a sudden for 9 hours a day 5 times a week! What do I do? I am so emotional over this because I need to provide for my family but I'm worried about breast infection and losing my milk supply.

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Michele - posted on 09/10/2012

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Heather, how are you doing? Just checking that you are doing ok with your situation.

Amanda - posted on 06/26/2012

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You will have to pump whenever they give you a break and during your lunch (which they legally have to give you, even during training). Some of my co-workers were able to completely empty themselves in 15 minutes.You can even pump while you are driving using a car adapter, a hands-free pump bra, and a nursing cover. As long as you can pump as much milk as your little guy is drinking at his daycare/sitter's every day, you are fine. A lot of times, I would put my son to bed and pump a couple of hours later to make up any daily shortage difference. You can even make up a lot on the weekends, pumping right after or while he is nursing.
It is not going to be easy, but it is doable, and your body should be able to adjust in a couple of weeks to the new schedule, without losing any of your supply. Please do not give up! You can have your new job and pump, too! :-)

Amy - posted on 06/15/2012

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Do you get meals and breaks? You could pump during those, why wouldn't you be able to pump. By law they have to give you the opportunity I believe, I'm sure you could google the laws for your specific state if you're in the US.

Heather - posted on 06/15/2012

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* I did not know the training process would be like that in the beginning until the 2nd interview

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