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Freddie Mac Pumping Spaces are Available
Freddie Mac promotes a positive environment for those who wish to continue pumping upon their return to work. There are private pumping rooms available to Freddie Mac moms – breastfeeding employees may reserve any of these pumping spaces so they may pump in a quiet, private, and dedicated area.
These rooms, listed below, have a door lock, and you can get the code by contacting HRConnect+ at 703-450-3200, Option 2:
Headquarters: Rooms # 2211, 2268, 3123, and 3207
HQ Westbranch: Rooms # 2301, 4301, and 6118
Reston: Room # 118
Arlington: Room # 424
Freddie Mac is proud to offer top-of-the-line Medela products for your convenience in our pumping spaces, including a hospital-grade multi-user Symphony® breast pump. Every mom will be given a personal kit that will connect to the Symphony, and can be stored in the pumping room so you do not need to bring your personal pump to work each day. Pick up your Symphony double pumping kit at the Wellness Center. As a reminder, employees may take breaks as needed to pump.
Contact HR Connect+ if you have any additional questions about using or reserving our pumping spaces upon your return to work.
Additional Resources to Support Your Return
24/7 Virtual Support by Pacify:
Have questions about your baby? Get help, at no cost, when you need it most. Pacify is for everyone with infant related questions, whether this is your first child or you're an experienced parent. Use Pacify if you have questions about breastfeeding, bottle-feeding, introducing solid foods, fevers, rashes, teething, returning to work, and more! You'll have instant access to real-time nurses and lactation consultants using video chat or phone. Use the code provided below to download and access the Pacify app for free, and ensure this service is ready at your fingertips for whenever you may need it.
To access this convenient service, follow the steps below:
- Download the free Pacify app to your phone or mobile device.
- Set up your account.
- Enter this code for free access: FMNEWMOM
Bright Horizons Back-Up Care:
Now that you have a little one, you might occasionally find yourself without childcare unexpectedly. Freddie Mac has a partnership with Bright Horizons that offers employees 20 days of back-up care per dependent each year, as well as enhanced family supports and special needs supports.
Take a look to learn more about these benefits! https://clients.brighthorizons.com/freddiemac
If you did not use all 12 weeks of your paid parental leave before returning to work, you may coordinate with HR and your manager or direct supervisor regarding when you plan to take the remaining leave period, as long as it falls within the first 12 months following the birth or adoption or your child.
Download Mamava's Lactation Space Finder:
Finding a clean, comfortable space to breastfeed or pump on the go isn’t always easy. Set yourself up for success—and much less stress—by downloading Mamava’s free app. Available for iOS and Android, the app helps you find thousands of vetted places to nurse or pump on the go—not just Mamava pods, and never a bathroom. It also opens Mamava pods, allows you to see their availability, opt into vacancy alerts, adjust interior lighting and airflow, and leave digital notes of support for other moms.
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