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|and you seem to have the option of quitting outside work at some point... so maybe you can move that date up a bit?|
|Where I work, there is a history of new mothers being put on the road for work AS SOON AS they get back from maternity leave. And when I say 'on the road', I mean hours (of travel time) away from home, a week or two at a time, for weeks on end.|
Canadian mama to A (C/S May 2004) and R (induced VBAC Dec 2007) expecting #3 in July. Currently obsessing over permaculture, photography and beekeeping.
I HATE my job. I want to quit or work somewhere else, but the stars didnt line up, so I am spending another school year working with severely emotionally disturbed children. I have to be careful about the pregnancy because some of these students are so bad off they would purposely hit me in a time of rage. I have a new boss this year too, whcih wil complicate things. And, I will pump at work, but guess what, as a teacher of SEVERE ED kids where I work, you dont get lunch breaks or any breaks, so I am going to have to really work things out with my aide, who may end up hating me over it!
|Maybe your DH could find another job before baby comes?|
Federal legislation has been dropped in the house to mandate employers make time and space accommodations for pumping moms but it hasn't gotten to the floor yet. Some states already have laws on the books to protect nursing/working moms. If you post your state we can look up your state laws on the topic.
I just looked it up and, man oh man, Missouri has crappy laws for breastfeeding. I guess the best I can offer is a LLL article on negotiating pumping accommodations with you boss.
I wish you well,
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