The Findings: Breastfeeding women who return to work may face daunting challenges as they figure out their rights in the workplace. The investigators involved in this study reported thatPhiladelphia and New York are just 2 of 151 cities from across the United States that have workplace regulations outlining protections for a nursing mother who wants to breastfeed or express milk at her place of employment. Their findings suggest that the limitations of existing federal and state legislation are not met by protections at the city-level. There is a “paucity of city-level legislation to protect the employed breastfeeding and/or pumping employee.”
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Last week, President Obama signed into law the National Pediatric Research Network Act. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and other leading children’s hospitals making up the Coalition for Pediatric Medical Research lobbied Congress over a number of years to pass legislation that creates multi-institution pediatric research networks throughout the United States.