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  1. PawPrints

    pomegranate / 3658 posts

    Our company designates an office as the pumping room temporarily when someone has a baby. It's a small office that would otherwise be everyone's last choice for their actual office. No lock, but there are curtains over the windows and there is literally no possible way anyone would try to come in when I'm in there. Too freaked out. I like it, it's comfortable. Sometimes when I finish pumping I keep working in there since nobody interrupts me.

  2. TrailRunner

    kiwi / 585 posts

    We have an empty office I will prob have to use, but I'm stressed out about it bc everyone will be able to hear the pump and I'm worried my anxiety about that will affect my supply. We will see I guess.

  3. simplyfelicity

    cantaloupe / 6634 posts

    My classroom

  4. Pumuckl

    pomegranate / 3601 posts

    Mainly the basement which has a door that locks and a chair. Before that it was my car in the garage. And sometimes I used the bathroom.

  5. birdofafeather

    pineapple / 12053 posts

    When I worked my day job, I had my own office. When shooting weddings, it's been my car, hotel/venue bathrooms, brides getting ready rooms, etc. wherever there was a plug! This year, I have a pump with batteries! Yay!

  6. MaisyMay

    GOLD / cantaloupe / 6703 posts

    @Mrs. Lemon-Lime: around 8 months? At that point my apt was tanking so I was giving her 4 oz of bm a day and freezing rest, calculating when I would have enough so that she could get 4 oz a day until 10 months, then 2 oz a day until 12 months. Once I had that and a small buffer, I was done.

  7. MrsSCB

    pomelo / 5257 posts

    My coworker pumps in her office -- shuts the door, and puts a sign on saying not to come in. I'll probably do the same. The walls don't go all the way to the ceiling, so you can definitely hear it. But I don't care. I work with all women, too.

  8. MamaCate

    pomegranate / 3593 posts

    I pump in my office. I have my own office so I close the door and put my sign up and can still do work and email. My sign says "pumping please knock" so people do come in occasionally and I feel like they have been warned (and I carry a cover in my pump bag for this purpose.

    Last time I had a shared office with one other coworker who was also pumping so I just used my cover and was good to go.

    @TrailRunner: I would encourage you to just be matter of fact about it. No one really cares as much as you think they do. I have made phone calls for work before while pumping and explained the noise to anyone who asks. I think when people are unsure how to react they will take their cues from you. If you act anxious, they will follow that. If you act like it is no big deal, hopefully they will do the same! I do work in social services so it is a pretty welcoming environment though.

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