Breastfeeding Costs Women Money?
6:30 pm, May 1st | by Amy Tennery
While the choice whether to breastfeed is one of those super-personal things you should (in theory) be able to decide on without outside input, a report published today by ABC News shows that many working women feel the pressure to put down the pump.
Study co-author Phyllis Rippeyoung explained that “if it’s not a supportive workplace and women choose to breastfeed for six months or longer, these women are more likely to leave their jobs if they have the means to do so.”
What constitutes a “supportive workplace” is anyone’s guess, but I’d imagine things like flexible work hours and not getting the side-eye every time you leave the room to go pump might be up there. Also, not having to hunker out in a bathroom stall several times a day. That sounds unpleasant.