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As National Breastfeeding Month begins, a new survey reveals that nursing parents lack the support, infrastructure, and information they need to meet both American Academy of Pediatrics’ recommendations and personal goals.

Mamava (the inventor of lactation pods) and Medela (a breastfeeding products and information company) surveyed more than 15,000 breastfeeding parents and found that 47% cite a lack of time to pump at work. This is happening despite the federal PUMP for Nursing Mothers Act and many state laws that require employers to provide breastfeeding employees with a lactation space and reasonable break time to pump. Breastfeeding parents who work away from their baby must pump breast milk every few hours.

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