The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

July 24, 2014 11:35 AM

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The Horrifying Struggles Of Breastfeeding Moms Who Need To Pump At Work

In February 2012, a fast-food worker returned to her job at a McDonald's restaurant in Grand Island, Nebraska, after three months of maternity leave. As a nursing mother, she was determined to continue breastfeeding. As a working mother, that meant she would have to pump her breast milk at work, store it and then take it home to her baby.

Her right to do so was protected under federal law, as a provision of the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. Under the 2010 law, employers must give eligible employees "reasonable" break times to express milk for a nursing baby, for up to a year after the baby's birth. They must also pr...

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