When new moms return to work, one of their biggest concerns is finding a safe space to pump. Although the break time for nursing mothers requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act requires employers to provide a proper place for breastfeeding moms, they don't always abide. Bobbi Bockoras, a mother and employee at Saint Gobain Verallia, a glass jar factory, learned this the hard way when she was forced to pump in an old locker room filled with dirt and dead bugs.
While the incident was a humiliating and degrading one for Bockoras, she's using her experience to champion the rights of other breastfeeding moms by sharing her story on the American Civil Liberties Union's website. As she simply, and accurately, puts it on the ACLU site, "no woman should have to go through what I did simply to do what's best for her baby."