Juggling Work and Breastfeeding: Effects of Maternity Leave and Occupational Characteristics

@article{Guendelman2009JugglingWA,
  title={Juggling Work and Breastfeeding: Effects of Maternity Leave and Occupational Characteristics},
  author={Sylvia Guendelman and Jessica Lang Kosa and Michelle Pearl and Steve Graham and Julia M Goodman and Martin Kharrazi},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={123},
  pages={e38 - e46}
}
OBJECTIVES. Juggling breastfeeding and paid work can challenge breastfeeding success. We examined the relationship between breastfeeding and maternity leave before and after delivery among working mothers in Southern California. California is 1 of only 5 states in the United States providing paid pregnancy leave that can be extended for infant bonding. PATIENTS AND METHODS. Drawing from a case-control study of preterm birth and low birth weight, 770 full-time working mothers were compared on… Expand
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