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Work-Life Balance Elusive for U.S. Moms

When the Pew Research Center published a Census report showing that a large percentage of mothers are bringing home the bacon, media powerhouse Reuters declared “Mothers are breadwinners for growing share of U.S. families,” and the knee-jerk response seemed to... more

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When Can I Start Using A Breast Pump?

I am returning to work 6 weeks after my baby is born. When can I start to pump my breasts and how will pumping affect my milk supply? more

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Three Cheers For Breastfeeding!

Parents who work outside the home know that childcare providers must be our partners in ensuring our children’s health and wellbeing. Whether the issue is TV time or nap accommodations, juice consumption, or physical activity, your child’s care provider will... more

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How Often Will I Need To Pump At Work?

I am going back to work after my maternity leave ends. I plan to have the child care provider feed my baby my expressed milk until he is at least 1 year old. How often will I need to pump at work? more

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Support For Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Hot dogs and ketchup. Boo-boos and tears. Some things unmistakably go hand-in-hand. Being pregnant and landing a new job isn’t always one of those things. In fact, more often than not, it’s not one of those things. Yahoo! board of... more

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Making Breastfeeding Work While Working

When democratic strategist Hilary Rosen said that stay-at-home mother Ann Romney “never worked a day in her life,” the inevitable backlash was swift. Rosen apologized, calling for peace in a “phony war” against stay-at-home moms, suggesting what many moms already... more

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Center Of Support

Alicia V., a blogger and scientist in Mebane, North Carolina, was used to visiting her baby at the child care center to breastfeed. Since her daughter refused bottles, it had become a lunchtime routine. But when her child was 15... more

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What Is The Best Way To Store Milk At Work?

I will be returning to work soon, and I will need to pump milk while at work. What is the best way for me to store my milk while I am at work? more

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Will I Be Able To Pump At Work?

I plan to breastfeed for at least one year but I have to return to work after 16 weeks. Will I be able to pump my milk at work? more

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U.S. Lags Behind In Support Of Working Mothers

Despite recent and well-publicized efforts advocating the accommodation of breastfeeding in the workplace, the United States (U.S.) lags far behind just about every other industrialized nation in its overall support for working parents. Although family values are often cited by... more