Dressed to express: Minnesota designer makes life easier for moms who pump at work
Posted on February 12 2017
Heather Shore knew breast-feeding would be complicated once she returned to her job. She expected to feel overwhelmed and conflicted by her new role as a working mother.
But her feelings of embarrassment? That came as a surprise.
“On my first day back, I ran out of a meeting after leaking through my dress,” recalled Shore. “I made it to the mother’s room to pump. Hormones racing, I threw off my clothes and sat there shivering in my pantyhose. I thought, my life is tough enough but it adds insult to injury that I’m half-naked.”
When Shore went looking for clothing adapted for nursing mothers, she was surprised to find there wasn’t much for professional women.
“I wanted the kind of clothes that I could wear when I gave a presentation to clients,” she said. “And I wanted to be able to pump in them without taking my top off.”Read more...