All the information employers and mothers need on lactation rooms and pumping at work.
For Moms: If you are a breastfeeding mom with questions about pumping breast milk when you return to work, pumpatwork.com was designed for you! Our goal is to provide you tips and advice on pumping breastmilk at work. We also review several top breast pumps, including a detailed comparison of ameda vs. medela. We also have a detailed e-book full of tips and tricks for making breast pumping at work simple and easy.
For Employers: If you are an employer trying set up a lactation room, you have come to the right location? Pumpatwork.com was created to be your primary resource for setting up a lactation room, or nursing room, at your workplace.
For many breastfeeding moms, returning to work after the birth of their child means pumping breast milk at work. For years, many breastfeeding moms have had to resort to desperate measures: a bathroom stall, a storage closet, or the back seat of a car. Fortunately, lactation rooms, or “mommy rooms” are becoming much more common, especially thanks to recent legislation that requires employers shall provide “a reasonable break time for an employee to express breast milk for her nursing child for 1 year after the child’s birth each time such employee has need to express the milk; and a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.”
The lactation room law is such a positive step to encourage women to continue breastfeeding after returning to work. But, if you are an employer trying set up a mommy room, where should you start?
There are many variations in the design of “mommy rooms”. As a working mom myself, who frequently travels for work and pleasure, I have experienced a lot of mommy rooms first hand all across the US. The designs run the gamut from calming, peaceful enclaves to awkward, uncomfortable closets. Based on my personal experience and customer research, I have decided to build this site to help employers know what nursing moms are looking for.