Women Lack Time and Space to Pump at Work

Women Lack Time and Space to Pump at Work

Women with break time and private spaces were more than two times as likely to exclusively breastfeed their babies at six months than other women, but only 40% of women surveyed in the Listening to Mothers III study said they had access to the space and time needed,...
U.S. Army Releases Breastfeeding Policy

U.S. Army Releases Breastfeeding Policy

The U.S. Army has issued a service-wide breastfeeding policy, pertaining to active duty, reserve, and National Guard members. Army Secretary John McHugh offered basic guidelines about facility requirements, supplies, and other concerns. The Army will provide...
Breastfeeding and Guilt

Breastfeeding and Guilt

Originally published: August 1, 2011 Written by Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC (revised January 2000) One of the most powerful arguments many health professionals, government agencies and formula company manufacturers make for not promoting and supporting breastfeeding is...
Paid Family Leave is Getting Closer in NY, but We Need Your Help!

Paid Family Leave is Getting Closer in NY, but We Need Your Help!

Here is an excerpt from a recent newsletter by A Better Balance: Spring is finally in the air in New York, and with it, we hope, some long overdue change for New York families. After years of inaction, Republican and Democratic leaders are both talking about paid...
Silicon Valley’s Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads)

Silicon Valley’s Best and Worst Jobs for New Moms (and Dads)

A look at major differences in the tech industry’s approach to parental leave. The tech industry has a reputation for being both a wonderland of employee benefits and a place that is unfriendly to families, particularly mothers. Along with the weekly massages, travel...
Food Justice for Babies

Food Justice for Babies

In honor of Food Day, October 24. There’s only one day a year that’s dedicated just to food. Every October 24 is Food Day, a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable and sustainable food. While Food Day strives to inspire us to improve our diets and...