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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends support for breastfeeding for the first year of an infant's life. Although 75% of new mothers in the US initiate breastfeeding, less than a third of those mothers continue breastfeeding for one year (USBC, 2010).

Many mothers would choose to breastfeed longer if they had a supportive environment, including proper

accommodations for expressing breast milk in the workplace.

Some employers support breastfeeding by allowing new mothers to work from home, providing private

accommodations for expressing breast milk in the office, and providing on-site childcare and breastfeeding breaks for mothers. The advantages of supporting breastfeeding in the workplace are numerous, not only for the families involved, but also for companies, global healthcare, and economy.

For more information, see the helpful links listed below.

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