I’m writing for advice on an issue peculiar to female law profs and I was hoping that I could post a question on Feminist Law Profs seeking advice.
Specifically, I am on the legal teaching market this year and I have an infant son at home who is still breastfeeding exclusively. He’s coming to DC [for the FRC] with me this week and my Mom’s driving over from [Metropolis] to watch him while I interview. The problem could arise in theory if I am invited back to campus by any school: what to do about breastfeeding or pumping at a callback? All options seem horrendous to me (bringing husband and baby to callback at my expense or separating myself from my son and nonetheless requesting that time to pump be built into my tight interview schedule); they all seem to undercut my credibility in my mind. I’m really hoping that someone who reads your blog may have dealt with this issue before and I’m curious as to the perspective of feminist law profs who haven’t dealt with this themselves.
NB from Ann: Candidate X is known to me (and I think she is terrific, FWIW!) so if anyone would rather respond by e-mail, send it to me and I’ll forward your advice along to her.