15Not Having Any Privacy Is Hard
When Lilian went back to work, she had made the decision to continue giving her baby breast milk. “I was the first one at my office to have a baby so there were no facilities for mothers. After a week of using the bathroom, I decided to approach the management
and check whether I could get better conditions."
"When I talked to the management, I was offered the conference room to act as the lactation room. This was a great option but the problem came with my co-workers who would drop in unannounced in to the room even during the times I had scheduled for pumping."
"As there was no lock on the door, people kept walking into the room and disturbing my pumping session that I was unable to produce the milk I needed. I ended up going back to the washroom just to get some privacy,” Lilian told us.