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What Makes a Great Lactation Space?

By California law, all employers must provide a reasonable amount of break time and provide a private space other than a toilet stall, close to the employee’s work area, to accommodate an employee desiring to express breastmilk. In creating their breastfeeding room, The Contra Costa Child Care Council has gone far above and beyond these Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 2/17/16

The Ugly Reality of a Too-Short Maternity Leave – Refinery 29 In this election cycle, candidates are discussing family leave more openly than ever before. The U.S. is still the only developed nation that does not mandate paid maternity leave, and many new parents cannot take time off to care for their families without risking Continue reading

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What We’re Reading – 1/27/16

Can Babies Be Obese? In this piece, NPR’s Barbara King speaks with medical professionals from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to find out if babies can be born obese. In short, yes they can. A baby at or over the 95th percentile is considered obese, but doctors don’t usually intervene unless a high BMI is Continue reading

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On Milk: One Percent, Two Percent, Red Cap, Blue cap?

Remember that classic Dr. Seuss book, “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish?” It’s a whimsical, if a bit non-sensical, tale about near endless variety. It’s a stretch to say that there are near endless varieties of milk to choose from, but the title of Seuss’ book makes me think of the varieties of milk available Continue reading