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Mayor Nutter signs into law a measure that will make it easier for new mothers who return to work to pump breast milk. (Credit: Mike Dunn)

Nutter Signs Bill Making It Easier For Moms To Pump Breast Milk At Work

Mayor Nutter has signed a bill that requires all Philadelphia employers to give workers who are nursing mothers the space and time to pump milk while on the job.

09/04/2014

(credit NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Hospitals Increasingly ‘Ban the Bag’ To Encourage Breastfeeding

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, and area hospitals are kicking it off with a new initiative.

08/01/2014

Joanne Fischer, Dr. Priya Agrawal, and Len Terranova.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Advocates For Safe Childbirth Applaud Recent Grants

“It’s unacceptable in this day and age that women are dying from pregnancy and childbirth in the US,” says Dr. Priya Agrawal (center), executive director of Merck for Mothers.

11/21/2013

(US Sen. Bob Casey, at Maternity Care Coaliton offices in Fairmount, speaking about his proposed legislation, the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.  Credit: Tim Jimenez)

Sen. Casey Pushes For Better Legal Protections For Pregnant Workers

US Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.) is previewing legislation that he says would improve laws protecting pregnant women in the workplace from discrimination.

09/14/2012

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