Also, I wonder if you can bring your baby in school later when you get back to work? I know of someone who actually brought her child to school and she'd just place her in a stroller while she's handling classes.
Employers are not required to allow employees to bring babies or children to work. But the University that I work at has a written policy allowing people to bring kids to work "occasionally" as long as the work area is safe. Not all universities have such policies though.
Or is there an option for you to be allowed a few hours of breastfeeding time for your baby, that is if you intend to breastfeed? I read somewhere that there is such a thing. So perhaps you could find out about that as well.
Um, yeah there is such an option. In fact, it's available in all work places in the United States. It's a federal law. Employers must provide time off and a safe, convenient, private location (not a bathroom) for a woman to breast feed or express milk any time she needs to. The implication is that they must allow the baby to be there although that is untested I think. The law says the time and frequency must be reasonable...but I pity the employer that tries to restrict it. They will have all sorts of women's groups as well as the EEOC and other federal agencies breathing down their neck.