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Can Breastfeeding Mothers Safely Use Marijuana?

Can recreational or medical use of marijuana by a nursing mother harm her baby? 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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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

Would YOU Eat In A Bathroom?

A campaign to establish lactation rooms at the busiest airport in the world started with a simple post on Facebook. Sojourner Marable Grimmett—an Atlanta mother, blogger at Married With Two Boys, and author of a study about balancing work and... more

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Are There Car Seat Laws?

What are the legally required car seat safety guidelines for children? 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

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Businesses Are Helping Mothers Breastfeed

When my maternity leave ended, I was a mess. My son Tommy was only 6 weeks old. I had successfully established breastfeeding but was sleep-deprived and emotionally spent. All I wanted was to stay home with my baby. Tommy cooed... more

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MOMS For The 21st Century Bill Filed In House Of Representatives

On July 26, 2010, moms and babies got the attention they deserve thanks to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of California. Roybal-Allard, along with 25 co-sponsors, filed the Maximizing Optimal Maternity Services for the 21st Century bill (HR 5807) also known as... more

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Proposed Standards Would Ban Drop-Side Cribs

It’s unanimous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5–0 in support of new standards to address the dangers posed by cribs—including risks associated with drop sides, mattresses, and slats. The standards are designed to eliminate gaps that allow... more