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Breastfeeding at Work

Breastfeeding Woes: My Experience With Lactation Mastitis

Tai Gooden | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Tai Gooden

Many moms are not able to easily find other employment and they have to suffer through several work hours without pumping. Moms shouldn't have to deal with lactation mastitis because they are working to care for their child.

A Better Pump

Melissa A. Belli, M.D. | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa A. Belli, M.D.

Given the high participation of women in the workforce, it is clear that in order to promote breastfeeding before and beyond six months we need to improve a mother's pumping experience at work.

Dave Jamieson

The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Parents

Complaints filed with the Labor Department show that breastfeeding mothers can face serious hardships when they need to pump at work, including lost w...

Government Website Teaches Businesses To Support Breastfeeding Workers

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers are required to provide new moms with time and a private place -- besides the bathroom -- to pump or breastfe...

Nursing Moms Need Our Support Every Day

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 07.09.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

We know that most mothers want to breastfeed their babies and that more than 75 percent start breastfeeding. But most women face barriers in hospitals where they give birth, at work when they return, at home with their families or friends, and in public.

5 Challenges Breastfeeding Moms Face When Returning to Work

Joy Kosak | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Joy Kosak

Breastfeeding can be challenging enough as it is for many moms, so when you introduce the return to work and the need to pump milk, it can be daunting.

Breastfeeding In Non-traditional Occupations is Key to Improving Access to Higher-Paying, Skilled Careers

Marcy Karin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Scheduling inflexibility, lack of control over the availability and logistics of break time, insufficient privacy and sexual harassment are just some of the barriers nursing workers face with respect to expressing milk at work.

Support for Nursing Moms Provides Healthier Workforce

Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., R.N. | Posted 10.09.2013 | Parents
Nancy Hurst, Ph.D., R.N.

Wellness programs have blossomed because healthy employees tend to be happier, more productive and less costly from an insurance perspective. As companies continue to evolve their healthy initiatives, the next logical step is to improve the environment for nursing mothers.

The Great News About Breastfeeding: Americans Support Nursing Moms at Work, in Public

Dr. Gail Christopher | Posted 05.28.2013 | Parents
Dr. Gail Christopher

Americans want nursing moms to get the support they need in hospitals, workplaces and public spaces.

White House Reporter Balances Working And Breastfeeding

news.yahoo.com | Posted 05.08.2013 | Media

When I imagined my journalism career, I never pictured myself standing shirtless in a unisex bathroom in the White House....

Reasonable Break Time Provided Amidst the Breastfeeding Media Craze

Marcy Karin | Posted 12.24.2012 | Parents
Marcy Karin

Not enough working moms or their employers know about these new breastfeeding at work rights (and their limitations).

Nancy Redd

WATCH: Breastfeeding Professor Speaks Out On Lactivism, Women's Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Nancy Redd | Posted 11.18.2012 | Parents

Adrienne Pine, the assistant anthropology professor at American University who recently became a national name when she nursed her child during a lect...

Breastfeeding Support for Working Moms

Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC | Posted 11.13.2012 | Parents
Gina Cicatelli Ciagne, CLC

I hope these tips help moms keep their supply up and continue breastfeeding when returning to work!

WATCH: Breastfeeding Mom Told Not To Pump At Work Because She Might 'Spray All Over' The Office

Posted 08.23.2012 | Parents

New moms who want to breastfeed face many challenges that force them fall short of their goals. Research has shown that it is especially difficult to ...

The Law Moms All Over Have Been Waiting For

Posted 01.06.2012 | Parents

As part of Obama's health care reform legislation, employers are now, for the first time, federally mandated to provide nursing mothers with breaks an...

Breastfeeding Law Poses Unique Challenge To Small Businesses

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 01.05.2012 | Small Business

A federal law regarding working mothers is posing a new challenge to businesses, especially to smaller businesses with limited resources. According to...

Breastfeeding Mom Asked To Leave Pool, Nurse In Bathroom

Posted 11.01.2011 | Denver

Jessica Coleman, a Grand Junction mother, was asked to stop breastfeeding her 13-month-old son at the Orchard Mesa Community Center Pool and nurse the...

Surgeon General: Eliminate Breastfeeding Obstacles

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — How long a new mom breast-feeds can boil down to hassles at work, whether her doctor ever stressed how super-healthy it is, even whethe...