In full disclosure: This column contains language not often found in this space. There will be many references to breasts, and it doesn’t involve the Hooters business model or a sexual harassment suit.
For much of this year, Leiha Macauley had this sign outside her office door:
“WAIT, just a minute please. Nursing mom at work.”
Macauley is a partner at the Boston law firm Day Pitney, specializing in estates and trusts. When that sign was out, it meant her shirt was unbuttoned and there was a plastic pump attached to each breast as a machine methodically extracted milk.
To keep her supply up, she pumped just about every three hours. She pumped before work, after work, sometimes at the dinner table. She pumped in airplanes, public bathrooms, and cabs between client meetings.
“I’ve often wondered what the taxicab driver thought I was doing in the back of the car,” she said.
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