The Mommy MD Guides Report on New Breastfeeding Policy
04/15/2010

With the passing of the health care reform reconciliation bill, the provision of reasonable break time and a place to express breast milk in the workplace is now federal law!

Online PR News – 15-April-2010 – – A new mom desperately wants to breastfeed her baby. But she has to return to work and there are no breaks permitted for breastfeeding. (Smoking, yes, but breastfeeding, no). Even if the mom had breaks, she doesn’t have a private, comfortable place at work to breastfeed in. And so she sadly stops breastfeeding long before she had hoped to.

But this no longer has to be the case! With the passing of the health care reform reconciliation bill, the provision of reasonable break time and a place to express breast milk in the workplace is now federal law.

Dozens of scientific studies have established the proven benefits of breastfeeding. In infants, breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the risk of SIDS as well as the future risk of developing type 1 diabetes, obesity, childhood leukemia, allergies, and respiratory conditions such as asthma.

Breastfeeding is good for moms, too. It’s been shown to reduce the risk of post-partum bleeding and to promote weight loss in new moms. Breastfeeding can reduce the future risk of developing osteoporosis and even certain types of cancer. In today’s economy, breastfeeding can serve a very practical function, as it is significantly cheaper than buying expensive formula. For mother and child, breastfeeding is an excellent stress-reliever and a wonderful bonding experience.

As doctors who are also mothers, the Mommy MD Guides are very supportive of women who choose to breastfeed and very pleased that this new law will make it easier to do so.

Tips and advice from more than 75 Mommy MD Guides can be found at MommyMDGuides.com and in the forthcoming Mommy MD Guides book series. Both are filled with tips that Mommy MD Guides, doctors who are also mothers, use for their own families. Mommy MD Guides are experts, squared.

The first book in the Mommy MD Guides book series, The Mommy MD Guide to Pregnancy and Birth: More than 900 tips that 60 doctors who are also mothers use during their own pregnancies and births, is “due” in June.

We are also able to connect you with our Mommy MD Guides for interviews about the tips that they use for their own families and also for interviews about their specialties. These women are obstetricians and surgeons, cardiologists and psychiatrists, emergency physicians and neonatal intensivists, and more.

Motherhood is a journey. Mommy MDs are your guides.

Contact: Jennifer Bright Reich, 610-216-0913, MommyMDGuides@yahoo.com