The Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to provide a secure and private lactation room for breastfeeding employees who need to pump at work. For many businesses, however, finding an appropriate free space or building out a whole new room can be difficult. In addition, effective lactation space design needs to address three core areas: legislation, user experience, and available space. If you have a small office space, budget constraints, or need a lactation space that will serve multiple moms simultaneously, here are three aspects of design to keep in mind.
The latest addition to our Mamava family is too big for a onesie, but the perfect size for small spaces and private offices!
In episode 35 mamas Nikkie and Annie demo the Mamava Mini. With a privacy screen, outlets, a flexible work station, task lighting, and an ottoman, it's the perfect lactation space for working mamas. Welcome to the family, Mamava Mini!
Ovia Health’s “Motherhood in America” reports that 70% of working mothers want better breastfeeding support in their workplace. For companies that employ women, this should be a wake-up call: workplaces need to do more to support working mothers. San Francisco is the first city in the nation to require all employers to have a clear lactation accommodation policy and a clean private space to express milk. Make sure you’re in compliance and save time and energy down the road by supporting breastfeeding employees from the start.
Workplace environments are changing rapidly in our ever-connected digital era and that’s a good thing. Gone are the days of anonymous cubicles, rigid environments, and brief pleasantries exchanged over the water cooler. Today’s employees want a workplace that supports creativity and collaboration, as well as their overall wellbeing. Just as the strict boundaries between work life and home life are increasingly fluid, so too are the physical spaces we work in. Forward-thinking office design ensures physical spaces that both reflect and reinforce a company’s culture, mission, and values.
We hope you had a great holiday! We sure did. In fact, we're still recovering! So join us next week when we're back with BIG news about our newest way to support mamas in the workplace.
We're celebrating nine months of The Pumpcast episodes by sharing our best bloopers from the editing floor!
In Episode 34 we lift the veil of our editing magic to show you the real moments caught on tape. Enjoy!
San Francisco may be known for its steep hills and streetcars, but it’s quickly becoming the best city for working mothers and families. Last year the city implemented a paid parental leave ordinance and in 2018 the new Lactation In The Workplace Ordinance goes into effect that requires all employers in the city to provide a dedicated space for expressing breast milk at work. If you’re not sure what the ordinance requires or how to be in compliance, we’ve identified four key things you need to know and do.
The sixth month pump slump? Yep, it's a thing. Mamas Annie and Nikkie get real about the work/pump/repeat slog.
In Episode 33 Annie and Nikkie talk about their sixth month pump slump. And then they do the math to calculate how many hours they've pumped at work.
The holidays are here and it's time to celebrate with friends and family. But when it comes to the nog, what do breastfeeding moms need to know? We've scoured the interwebs so you don't have to. Here are three things to know about booze and breastfeeding.
Show your love and support of breastfeeding mamas this holiday season by getting them some of our favorite things. Breastfeeding isn't easy, but these essentials make a big difference for mamas!