It's circumstances like these that freak me out about going back to work.
Thus far, I have encountered no problems with my workplace, but I have felt a tugging at my heart to stay at home with my children since I was about 10 years old. This makes for knotty feelings in my stomach as my pregnancy progresses and I get closer to becoming 'mother'. Not at all like I think this would happen to me, but anytime I hear about a company giving flack to their employee for NATURAL and HEALTHY bodily functions like breastfeeding your child, I flip out. HELLO! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends " exclusively breastfeeding for a minimum of four months but preferably for six months, and then gradually adding solid foods while continuing breastfeeding until at least the baby’s first birthday." (quote from healthchildren.org). That would be a 'year-off' for the poor woman in our story, here. Instead, she lost her job.
I know plenty of women who take frequent short breaks to pump in the back room at work, but I have to say the hospital has like 95% FEMALE nursing staff, so it would be a little to their disadvantage to tell this crowd to forget about breastfeeding their babies.
The moral of the story is that I like to be in control. I do NOT like other people telling me what I should or shouldn't be doing, especially when it comes to feeding and raising my children. I can ignore the advice, comments, and judgments from others, but I most certainly would not work for a company like this lady did. The second I felt hostility for breastfeeding my baby, I'd be gone.