Federal law protects breastfeeding rights
A new mom desperately wants to breastfeed her baby. But she has to return to work and there are no breaks permitted for breastfeeding. (Smoking, yes, but breastfeeding, no). Even if the mom had breaks, she doesn’t have a private, comfortable place at work to breastfeed in. And so she sadly stops breastfeeding long before she had hoped to.
But this no longer has to be the case! With the passing of the health care reform reconciliation bill, the provision of reasonable break time and a place to express breast milk in the workplace is now federal law.
As doctors who are also mothers, the Mommy MD Guides are very supportive of women who choose to breastfeed and very pleased that this new law will make it easier to do so.