Readers of The Wrong Calamity, my memoir, know that when I worked at a large corporation in the early 90’s, I was able to get a lactation room built for employees on maternity leave coming in to show off their babies or those back at work and pumping. Here’s a short excerpt from the book: “I decided to try pulling rank. Pretending not to notice the winces of the maintenance manager when I said “breast pump” or “nursing,” I ultimately got him to agree to install drapes and put a lock on that office door. There was no official announcement to employees, but word spread. [That] nursing room became a frequently-used, quiet sensation long before “lactation room” was ever uttered in corporate circles.

It was a struggle back then, but apparently it wouldn’t be now. Check out this photo I took in an airport just 3 days ago!

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