Friday, September 01, 2006
On the Job, Nursing Mothers Find a 2-Class System
This article from the New York Times illustrates how the gap between rich and poor/educated and less so is reinforced through disparate policies on breast milk expression on the job. As important as breast milk is to a child's development, couldn't corporations (and small businesses) make more of an effort to accomodate nursing mothers? It should not be easier and more accepted to take a smoke break than a milk expression break. Sorry, smokers. I used to be one of you and still feel this way.