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boobie help katxo 18 kids; Florida 7270 posts
6th Sep

can we say boobie? Anyway. I am going back to work tonight, first night since having baby and I'm going to be working a 3-4 hour shift in which I won't be breastfeeding. ugh. so angry about it lol. I'm only going to be working Friday and Saturday nights so as soon as I get to my baby she will be nursing. Is this going to mess up my supply? I'm so scared it's going to. No, there is no way whatsoever in gods creation I will be able to take a break to pump(stupid restaurant job) TIA! I'm so paranoid, sorry

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3401 posts
6th Sep

Legally your job has to provide a private room with a chair for you to pump, doesn't have to be a paid break but a reasonable amount of time to pump. It also cannot be a bathroom. There are laws protecting nursing mothers, use it! Le Leche League can help you out if you need someone to back you up.

The Bear and The Bird 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42577 posts
6th Sep

In Florida you're legally entitled to a pumping break.

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
6th Sep
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" Legally your job has to provide a private room with a chair for you to pump, doesn't have to be a paid ... [snip!] ... There are laws protecting nursing mothers, use it! Le Leche League can help you out if you need someone to back you up."

This:!: Don't let them bullshit you when you have rights

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
6th Sep
Quoting 3.24.10 ♥ 9.10.11:" Legally your job has to provide a private room with a chair for you to pump, doesn't have to be a paid ... [snip!] ... There are laws protecting nursing mothers, use it! Le Leche League can help you out if you need someone to back you up."

All of this. In a 4 hour shift you should be pumping at least once. Nurse right before you leave. Pump in the middle of your shift. Then nurse as soon as you get home.

3.24.10☀9.10.11☀12.12.14 Due December 12; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Oregon 3401 posts
6th Sep

If I was going to be pumping it was every 2-3 hours. I too work in a restaurant, I know it's busy, but just plan ahead. Set a specific time that you will pump and transition to go on a break, even if two others have to help watch your section for 30 min (that's if you're a server too). In a 3-4 hour shift you definitely need to pump at least once, you need to factor in drive time too.

Masturkate TTC TTC since Mar 2012; 2 kids; Ohio 16935 posts
6th Sep

I've managed pumping while waitressing but I understand that it doesn't always work. Taking even a short break can throw off your entire night. Going 3-4 hours will not hurt your supply, especially if it is only once or twice a week. Make sure to nurse right before your shift and the second you get home and if you are uncomfortable while working you can run in the bathroom and express a little in the sink.

Chuck Norris TTC since Jan 2013; 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Fairbanks, AK, United States 18575 posts
status 6th Sep

What they all said :)

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
6th Sep
Quoting Masturkate TTC:" I've managed pumping while waitressing but I understand that it doesn't always work. Taking even a short ... [snip!] ... second you get home and if you are uncomfortable while working you can run in the bathroom and express a little in the sink."

:!: This when DD was a few months old I worked 2-3 days a week 4-6 hours. Due to the nature of my work they were excluded from pumping laws and I was not able to pump anyway. I nursed right before I left hand expressed on my 15 minute break and nursed the second I got home my supply was fine.

Rette Mich 1 child; Texas 27601 posts
6th Sep

What everyone said is true, however if laws there are anything like laws here they can fire you because of your pumping but just say it was because something else. Actually here in Texas they don't even have to give a reason but if you say it was because of pumping all they have to say is you were just a bad employee or something like that. Ive seen it happen to some good waitresses :(

I hope everything works out!

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
6th Sep
Quoting Rette Mich:" What everyone said is true, however if laws there are anything like laws here they can fire you because ... [snip!] ... were just a bad employee or something like that. Ive seen it happen to some good waitresses :( I hope everything works out! "

That's exactly how Florida is. Its a right to work state so they can fire you for having a funny smile here.