The following are some excellent books that offer great information and support for breastfeeding mothers who are employed outside the home:
- Nursing Mother, Working Mother by Gale Pryor
- Hirkani's Daughters: Women Who Scale Modern Mountains To Combine Breastfeeding And Working by Jennifer Hicks (Lone Star Ma has an essay in this one)
- The Milk Memos by Cate Colburn-Smith and Andrea Serrette.
It is important to tell our stories. The personal is political. We support each other more than we ever know when we share our stories.
I think I may have pumped breastmilk in almost every public building in this city that has been around for longer than 10 years - probably not really, but it sure seems that way! I always had jobs where there were lots of meetings in those years and the challenges were many, but we pulled it off.
Do you have any pumping stories to share? Please share them in the comments section!