Scripts for Advocacy: I Need a Pump Space at Work

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  • Need a place to pump? Ask for it, mama. We’ve got your back.

  • Take a deep breath. We know advocating for yourself isn’t easy.

  • Then tell ‘em: Federal law requires most workplaces to give mamas a place to pump.

  • That you can’t keep breastfeeding if you don’t pump every few hours.

  • Let them know what the health guidelines say: breastfeed for 12 months or more.

  • Say, “It’s important for me to breastfeed just as it’s important for me to do great work.”

  • Smile. Offer to answer questions. Then ask, “so what are our next steps?

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