Rural employers failing to meet needs of working breastfeeding mothers

Posted by on September 26, 2016 6:30 pm
Categories: health

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers of more than 50 employees to provide sufficient space and time for mothers to breastfeed during the first year of their babies’ lives. Researchers conducted an analysis of ACA’s requirement to determine if any barriers exist for women living in rural areas; they found a lack of compliance with the law, inadequate breastfeeding information for mothers and lack of support from co-workers and supervisors.

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