What do you think? Should parents be able to bring their young babies to work with them?
My company does not have on-site daycare but it is so close that you can run over at lunchtime if you choose.
<< Babies need 24/7 care and you can't give them that, and work at the same time.>>
Mine never needed 24/7 care.
Granted, but if you're supposed to be working for 8 hours, that means that you'd be trying to get all your work done in half the time (the 4 hours that your baby is napping). Not all babies are content to sit in a swing or quietly occupy themselves with toys in a corner. I could never get anything productive done while my son was awake as an infant. He would scream at me even if I tried to talk on the phone instead of to him.
The only thing that the person on the other end would hear would be "WAAAAAAAAA receive WAAAAAAAAA arrange SHRIIIEEEEEKKK WAAAAAAAAA Tuesday..."
Oh course, but don't you think there is a lot of middle ground there?
I personally know one mom who did nurse (had the baby in the daycare since 3 months) and had no problem only going one time during the day.
Not sure if as an employer I could take an employee serious if they needed to stop every few hours to breastfeed. If you are choosing to come back to work, you really need to have the least amount of distractions possible, IMO.
there's a high school junior i know from the Y who utilizes this.