I work at UPS located in Louisville, Ky. I'm pregnant and due in mid-June. To enter the UPS hub you must have an id, go through a metal detector and the everything you bring in or out must go through an x-ray machine. I plan to breastfeed and I don't want to put my pump or my breastmilk through the x-ray machine and I'm afraid they're going to make me or make it so that I don't have a choice. What are my options and who would/could I contact about this?
You should request a clarification from your employer. Before you do that you should consult your physician to get the medical facts regarding the potential effects of radiation on breast milk. You may also want to consult with the department of labor in your state to discover your rights as a breast feeding mother, or contact an employment attorney.
Best of luck!
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