Scripts for Advocacy: I Need a Pump Space at Work
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?