Teaching and pumping?

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Teaching and pumping?
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Wed, 01-14-2009 - 9:38am
I'm due in late June/early July with my second child and I want to breastfeed. I'll also be starting my first year of teaching. Are teachers able to pump? Do any of you have experience with that? I'll be teaching elementary school.
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Registered: 10-06-1997
Wed, 01-14-2009 - 7:50pm

Congratulations on the impending new little one.

I pumped at school with both my boys. I was as successful as I could have hoped to be, considering my schedule. I was an elementary music specialist at the time, and taught 10 classes per day. The only time I had to pump was at lunch, and once a day just did not keep my supply up sufficiently to BF exclusively - we wound up supplementing with formula. On the other hand, I had a nice private store/workroom that I could lock, with convenient sink and outlet, so that was easy.

So, if you have a well timed planning time and/or long breaks that allow you to pump twice a day, I think you will be fine.

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Registered: 07-08-2007
Wed, 01-14-2009 - 8:36pm
I pumped at my school. I'm a high school teacher so I had two unassigned periods a day. I pumped in a locked room at the nurse's office. I was told by law the school had to provide me with a private place to pump. I teach in Connecticut. Not sure if that's true or not.
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Registered: 04-24-2003
Sat, 01-17-2009 - 5:10pm

I'm pumping now...ds is 2.5 months old and I've been back at work for 2 weeks.