EXAMPLES OF CREATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR PUMPING STATION LOCATIONS
- Closets or storage space can be converted to pumping stations.
- Private and secure conference rooms or empty offices can be rotated as needed.
- In many cities, field inspectors and other patrolling workers use milk expression rooms in WIC offices and Health Departments.
- Bus drivers and mail carriers in many cities express milk at city buildings or amenable businesses along their route.
- Fire fighters can express milk in the ambulances brought to the scene and have the added advantage of cold storage.
- Police officers can express milk in city buildings in the patrol area or in the patrol car, using screens and a plug adapter for the pump.
- Small shops can make agreements with neighboring businesses. One local coffee shop employee expresses milk at a neighboring stationary store, for example.
- Malls have been known to pool together resources to make a secure pumping station within the common employee-only area.
—Breastfeeding Coalition of Oregon