My employer (less than 50 employees) just told me today that 2 pump breaks totaling 25-30 minutes each (including set up and clean up) were too demanding on my part as someone has to relieve me in order to go pump- I work in an operating room. My morning pump session is typically in place of a morning break but requires an additional 15 min over the usualy break duration. I really like my job and employer other than this one issue. I'm the only nursing mom and other employees are complaining because we're short staffed and I'm getting breaks and they're not. I don't want to have to throw the law in their face since under 50 employees could be exempt from the pump breaks if they show that it causes "undue hardship" and I would rather find an agreeable solution for everyone.
Anyone take only 1 pump break at work and still not have to supplement? I'm currently pumping after his morning feeding and get 6-8 then and about 4-5 for the other 2 pump sessions per day. I work 7-3, and DS is 5 mos old and EBF.
Thanks, this is stressing me out.