The transition to motherhood is often depicted as joyous—and rightfully so. But postpartum depression and anxiety are a reality for many women and, for Gaby Cavins, an officer in the U.S. Navy, having a baby was “like hitting a brick wall.” Never mind giving birth—what caused the most pain for Gaby was breastfeeding.
So you've been tasked with providing your lactating employees a space to pump or breastfeed privately. No problem - with the integration of a few key features into a private space, we'll help you solve the matter in no time.
Photo credit: Tonya Ritter Photography
Updated October 18, 2018.
The military has come a long way in recent years to introduce more family-friendly policies: in 2015 they opened all combat jobs to women for the first time in American history. Then in 2016 the Pentagon extended paid maternity leave to 12 weeks for all branches of the military. And now all five branches of the military are making sure breastfeeding mothers have dedicated lactation spaces.