Monday, January 31, 2011

Let Them Drink Milk

I breastfed for 13 months and would have gone longer had my son not weaned himself. I went back to work when my son was 8 weeks old and I pumped for the first year of his life so that at daycare he could still have breastmilk.

I had a supportive workplace. At the time the office head was a woman and had breastfed two children. 3 women in another department had pumped before I ever thought of getting pregnant. I was lucky.

Research supports breastfeeding and I hope the corporate world will pay attention. If nothing else, maybe the laws will: New Breastfeeding Laws.

Women have enough hurdles in the workforce. Doing what is best for our children should not be a hurdle that we have to fight.

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