Breastfeeding is important to the health of both mothers and children. Mothers reduce their risk of suffering from ovarian cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. For babies, breastfeeding fights harmful bacteria, and protects the immune system.
Active, guard and reserve Army soldiers are allowed to breastfeed their babies thanks to a new policy that supports Mom’s in camouflage. Servicewomen will have time (every three to four hours) and private space to pump breast milk while at work. The Marine Corps and the Navy are offering similar supportive measures by offering six to 12 months of leave time after giving birth. Read article.