Tag Archives: Breastfeeding Promotion Act

Curb Your Enthusiasm About the New Federal Workplace Pumping Law

The workplace pumping provision of the federal health care bill sounds like great news for women who pump breast milk in the workplace. Who could complain about a federal requirement that all employers give reasonable unpaid breaks to employees who need to pump for their nursing infants? On closer examination of what the law actually does, I think many of you will complain. On its face, ...

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Oh Where Oh Where is the Breastfeeding Promotion Act?

The presidential inauguration is only a few days away.  All of us have our list of priorities for the new administration.  Given the state of the economy and our war in Iraq (and on and on), I don’t hold out much hope that breastfeeding will get much Congressional attention early on.  Last year (and much of the year before) political ...

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