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The World Health Organization recommends exclusively breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby's life. Besides providing the best nutrients for growth, breastfeeding helps to decrease the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, asthma, leukemia, and infections in babies. However, only 27% of private industry workers in the United States have access to paid family leave. Women with children are the workforce's fastest-growing segment, yet 1 in 3 lack reliable lactation space and half lack time during the day for pumping breaks. Consequently, breastfeeding rates plummet in the first six months as new moms return to work. New mothers should not be forced to choose between breastfeeding their babies and returning to work.

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