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Family Leave Boosts Breastfeeding Rates, But Mostly for Affluent Moms
University of California, San Francisco researchers analyzed data from the two states and found that paid family leave helped increase breastfeeding rates, but the rates increased most among higher-income women who could afford to take more time off from work.
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19 days ago by brycecovert
Breast Pumping at Work Makes the Gender Pay Gap Worse - Bloomberg
A new survey shared exclusively with Bloomberg from Aeroflow, a breast pump provider, found that half of the 773 women surveyed had concerns that breastfeeding at work could impact their career growth. Half of the breastfeeding working moms also said they have considered a job or career change.

Phyllis Rippey, a sociologist at the University of Ottawa who has studied breastfeeding and women’s earnings

It’s hard to measure exactly how much breastfeeding hurts women’s long-term earnings, because few surveys look at the two together, said Rippey. In a 2012 study, Rippey looked at a rare data set that quantified both issues for mothers with children born from 1980 to 1993. They found that women who breastfed for at least six months suffered more severe and prolonged earnings losses than mothers who breastfed for less time or not at all.

A 2010 amendment to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act requires employers to provide reasonable break time and a place other than a bathroom for women to pump for as much as one year after the birth of the child. Twenty-nine states also have laws related to breastfeeding in the workplace. Around half of employers have on-site lactation rooms, up from 28 percent in 2014, according to a 2018 survey of over 3,000 employers from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Only about 40 percent of women have access to a private space, other than a bathroom, to pump, a 2016 study from the University of Minnesota found.

The harder that workplaces make it for moms to pump, the less likely they’ll stick with it, the University of Minnesota study also found. Women who had accommodations were 2.3 times more likely to continue exclusively breastfeeding at the six-month point, the researchers found. “A lot of women feel stressed,” said Pat McGovern, one of the researchers on the study.
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