Re: Pumping Questions
posted at 3/2/2011 12:09 PM EST
Is this a company sponsored offsite meeting, or a go meet with clients sort of meeting? Because if it is an event your company is holding, you could always ask HR if they could provide a pumping area. If you are going to meet with clients, that isn't so much of an option. I never pumped in my car (didn't have the car adaptor) but I did pump "on the go" a few times.
Once was at a companywide offsite, and they had a large auditorium for the meeting, but a small room that could be used to pump. (we had a bunch of pumping moms at the time, our Mothers Room was always booked solid, and I am guessing one of them was in HR or involved in the meeting planning,, since I didn't need to ask, the info about the meeting included a note that a room was available for pumping)
I have also pumped in a bathroom - not ideal, but for a quick "just to get through the next few hours" it worked.
I also heard a woman pumping in the restroom at my work the other day - she was a visitor. I told her that if she wanted to use our Mothers Room, I'd show her where it was, and that in the future, she could probably ask the receptionist to see if it was booked (we use an electronic calendar system to book our Mothers room) next time.
So if you are visiting a company that would reasonalby be expected to have a space already, it doesn't hurt to ask.
As far as pumping in the car, I think it would be easiest to sit in the passengers or back seat, just to have room for the pump without hitting the steering wheel. Also, you might want to bring a cover if the parking lot is very public. I've nursed in a parking lot with DD, and I felt somewhat exposed, even though I had to uncover a lot less to nurse than I need to expose when I pumped.