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Management companies have multiple options for milk expression space and support. Office areas, storage rooms, and other small spaces can provide privacy for nursing women. Larger companies may need multiple rooms or a multipurpose space. Smaller companies with fewer women can consider flexible spaces such as office space of a colleague or supervisor, a conference room, or employee break room. Women may not need coverage while they are taking milk expression breaks. If coverage is required, staff often cover for one another. Some companies also provide electric breast pumps and access to lactation consultants as part of their employee benefit package for nursing mothers at work.
A management company that employs many females of childbearing age may need one or more permanent, dedicated milk expression spaces.
Work stations for management companies often include small cubicle environments. This makes it important to provide a dedicated private room for nursing women.
Rooms might include amenities for comfort and relaxing. When multiple women use the room, a hospital-grade electric breast pump can help minimize break time needed.
A dry erase scheduling board enables women at one company to reserve the lactation space. A paper sign-up sheet and online calendar are additional scheduling options.
Content last updated August 04, 2014.
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