Researchers said that low-income and single mothers were less inclined to have either more than enough break time or a proper space to express breast milk. New mothers who had both adequate break time and suitable spaces at work were more than doubly more likely to breast-feed exclusively for six months, which may be the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics. We found that place of work accommodations really appeared to change lives; those mothers whose employers provided period and space for expressing breast milk at the job were more likely to continue breast-feeding their infants, Kozhimannil said.The Washington Post: After Newtown, Support For Mental-Health Spending Grows Mental-health advocates everywhere are seizing upon a rare and unexpected possibility to stem the years-long tide of budget cuts and plug gaps in the country's patchwork mental-health care program. In the wake of the massacre in Newtown, Conn., lawmakers from both parties, along with tight-belted governors notoriously, are pushing to revive some of the estimated $4.3 billion in mental-health spending that was slashed from state budgets between 2009 and 2012.
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