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, according to a paper published in Women’s Health Issues. Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA, from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health in Minneapolis, and colleagues, suggested expanded workplace accommodations will require a collaborative effort, but that it would improve breastfeeding outcomes.

SOURCE: Access to Workplace Accommodations to Support Breastfeeding after Passage of the Affordable Care Act

Katy B. Kozhimannil, PhD, MPA correspondence email, Judy Jou, MA, Dwenda K. Gjerdingen, MD, MS, Patricia M. McGovern, PhD, MPH
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