Nothing makes us happier than hearing from our mamas, and over the years, we’ve been honored to hear from thousands! Our MotherPumpers have shared stories of highs and lows; from battles with thrush and mastitis to triumphant moments when breastfeeding goals are met and exceeded. Each story is unique, but they share a common theme: pumping is hard work!
One of the most daunting challenges that a new mom must face is her return to the workplace. Oftentimes, just six weeks after giving birth, she’ll need to determine how to pump and store breast milk on the job. Too often, the absence of a dedicated, private space will mean that she’s forced to pump in the bathroom or car, and compete for space in the company refrigerator to house her hard-earned liquid gold!
We believe that everyone deserves a safe, comfortable place to pump, so we’re celebrating World Breastfeeding Week by kicking off our first-ever Pumping Room Makeover!
If you need a place to pump at work (or know someone who does!), we want to hear from you! At the end of the month, we’ll select one lucky winner to receive the grand prize: a brand new space designed specifically to meet the needs of a pumping mama. To enter, submit your story here. And don’t forget to check out the resources below for more information on pumping at work.
Employers are welcome to nominate themselves for our Pumping Room Makeover too (terms & conditions here)! Research shows that supporting new moms in the workplace provides major benefits to business, like decreased turnover and increased productivity. On average, breastfeeding mothers miss fewer days of work and have a strong sense of motivation and company loyalty when they feel supported in their pumping routine.
- Back to Work Checklist
- Moms in the Workplace
- Know Your Rights
- Benefits to Business
- Lactation Room Design Guidelines
- Pumping Room Makeover Checklist
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