Interesting news for all the breastfeeding moms: the U.S. ranked last on the Save the Children Breastfeeding Policy Scorecard, the only economically advanced country where employers are not required to pay any maternity leave.
The Save the Children report says that “in the industrialized world, the United States has the least favorable environment for mothers who want to breastfeed. Save the Children examined maternity leave laws, the right to nursing breaks at work, and several other indicators to create a ranking of 36 industrialized countries measuring which ones have the most – and the least – supportive policies for women who want to breastfeed.”
So, what is this ranking really saying? Watch my Vlog to hear about my personal experience working full time and breastfeeding. I can completely relate to this issue and how challenging it is for new moms.
Do you feel like you got enough breastfeeding support, whether or not you work outside the home? Share your experience!