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Nursing Rooms: Health Care Reform Bill provision requires busin...

There are 5 comments on the Fox6 story from Apr 14, 2010, titled Nursing Rooms: Health Care Reform Bill provision requires busin.... In it, Fox6 reports that:

You've probably heard a lot about the new health car law signed by President Obama last month, but lawmakers and citizens aren't aware of everything in it.

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Badgerfanz

Germantown, WI

#1 Apr 15, 2010
What else do we have to provide them? No one provided this years ago ..

Next we will have to give them more FMLA time and time for this and time for that - STAY HOME and let real women work!
MrsSki

Sheboygan, WI

#2 Apr 15, 2010
Before we are completely negative on this, let's think about it for a minute:

(numbers take from above clip)
33% nurse their baby until 3 months old and most jobs give 6-12 weeks off for maternity leave.
14% nurse until 6 months.
This leaves how many nursing Moms out there?(NOT THAT MANY!) Plus, they didn't even tell us how many of those women are stay-at-home-moms, this was just a total number.

If a Mom is willing to work and still nurse (pump) she will probably buy a nice, quick pump to make this easier. A dual-pump can do the job within 15 minutes. With clean-up and set-up. Also, especially after 3 months old, pumping could be stretched out until every 4 hours if necessary. Most women work 8 hour shifts, sometimes more, so, this would mean pumping 1-2 times @ 15 minutes each = 30 minutes total for the day.(Hmm, let's think about Smokers and all the breaks they take for an unhealthy LIFE-long habit?) This is something a Mom would do for a handful of months.

So, let's have a little tolerance about this.
Do I think it should be a law? Certainly not. A lot things shouldn't be law! I do think it should be common sense and that if employers wanted to be helpful to the health of their employees who they have to pay to insure (and their children often too) then for the health of those involved - help them nurse/pump that small 30 minutes a day. Common sense.

Pump in a car? Seriously! This is Wisconsin, we have long winters. She wants to go hold up her shirt in her car and put a plastic (COLD!) suction cup to herself that's been freezing in the car all day and pump for 15 minutes while men walk by in the parking lot? I'd like to see her do this. I feel bad she has that very non"green" idea since most people would turn their car on, radio on, heat/AC on while they sit there for 15 minutes at a time.

As for people pumping in a bathroom - would you sit on a toilet with a high chair pulled up to it while you spoon fed your baby? I doubt she really thinks that!

If people knew anything about how healthy nursing was for the baby and Mother (breast cancer risk reducer!) they might be a lot more supportive.

These days though, it's all about me, myself and I.
Not these babies as it should be.

I myself am a stay-at-home-mom, but I feel for women who have to be on the work force.

Thank you. Now my book is done.:)
SAHM

New Berlin, WI

#3 Apr 19, 2010
MrsSki wrote:
Before we are completely negative on this, let's think about it for a minute:
(numbers take from above clip)
33% nurse their baby until 3 months old and most jobs give 6-12 weeks off for maternity leave.
14% nurse until 6 months.
This leaves how many nursing Moms out there?(NOT THAT MANY!) Plus, they didn't even tell us how many of those women are stay-at-home-moms, this was just a total number.
If a Mom is willing to work and still nurse (pump) she will probably buy a nice, quick pump to make this easier. A dual-pump can do the job within 15 minutes. With clean-up and set-up. Also, especially after 3 months old, pumping could be stretched out until every 4 hours if necessary. Most women work 8 hour shifts, sometimes more, so, this would mean pumping 1-2 times @ 15 minutes each = 30 minutes total for the day.(Hmm, let's think about Smokers and all the breaks they take for an unhealthy LIFE-long habit?) This is something a Mom would do for a handful of months.
So, let's have a little tolerance about this.
Do I think it should be a law? Certainly not. A lot things shouldn't be law! I do think it should be common sense and that if employers wanted to be helpful to the health of their employees who they have to pay to insure (and their children often too) then for the health of those involved - help them nurse/pump that small 30 minutes a day. Common sense.
Pump in a car? Seriously! This is Wisconsin, we have long winters. She wants to go hold up her shirt in her car and put a plastic (COLD!) suction cup to herself that's been freezing in the car all day and pump for 15 minutes while men walk by in the parking lot? I'd like to see her do this. I feel bad she has that very non"green" idea since most people would turn their car on, radio on, heat/AC on while they sit there for 15 minutes at a time.
As for people pumping in a bathroom - would you sit on a toilet with a high chair pulled up to it while you spoon fed your baby? I doubt she really thinks that!
If people knew anything about how healthy nursing was for the baby and Mother (breast cancer risk reducer!) they might be a lot more supportive.
These days though, it's all about me, myself and I.
Not these babies as it should be.
I myself am a stay-at-home-mom, but I feel for women who have to be on the work force.
Thank you. Now my book is done.:)
Actually, I have pumped in the car/bathrooms many a time while out and about-not fun, but necessary. And I have friends who have pumped even while driving (not the safest, I agree) but my point is (was) that if a woman wants to and is committed to breastfeeding, she is going to do it whether or not there is a special "room" for it. By forcing private businesses to provide this type of thing, all we are doing is encouraging employers to not hire women of child bearing age and to increase the disparity in wages between men and women in the workplace. Should employers WANT to do this for mom's? YES! But they should not be FORCED to! And to be frank, I wouldn't want to work for a company that didn't have my best interest in mind when it comes to this and lots of other things-but it all comes down to choices-my employer should be able to choose to have this room, just like I can choose not to work there if they don't!
SAHM

New Berlin, WI

#4 Apr 19, 2010
Actually, I have pumped in the car/bathrooms many a time while out and about-not fun, but necessary. And I have friends who have pumped even while driving (not the safest, I agree) but my point is (was) that if a woman wants to and is committed to breastfeeding, she is going to do it whether or not there is a special "room" for it. By forcing private businesses to provide this type of thing, all we are doing is encouraging employers to not hire women of child bearing age and to increase the disparity in wages between men and women in the workplace. Should employers WANT to do this for mom's? YES! But they should not be FORCED to! And to be frank, I wouldn't want to work for a company that didn't have my best interest in mind when it comes to this and lots of other things-but it all comes down to choices-my employer should be able to choose to have this room, just like I can choose not to work there if they don't!
Johnny

Thiensville, WI

#5 Apr 21, 2010
Nurse - Shmurse! No more free time! My mom worked 80hrs a week, and fed, us twinkies and canned potted meat on wonder bread....We turned out just fine. You want time devoted to "Family" issues?....Move to Europe or Canada!

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