The Ideal Place to Pump @ Work
Working Mother Media is running a contest where we get to interactively design our ideal pumping room. Cool idea if it weren't so commercial and didn't involve interior design. But it did get me thinking...what does the ideal pumping room look like? What's essential, nice, luxurious? I have happily passed my pump along to the next mama, but from what I recall, some essential features are:
- Locking door for privacy.
- Comfortable seat.
- Refrigerator to store the milk.
- Sink to wash the 5 million parts.
- Knowledge that it would be available when needed.
What else, mamas? Let's create a list that employers could use to create the best possible space for pumping. Like we did for family-freindly restaurants and best places to work from 'home.' Anyone have the ideal pumping space at work? Tell us about it, and, better yet, post a picture of it!
PS - For some info on breastfeeding at work policies in Oregon (and ways to improve it), head over to Activistas.