Saturday, May 03, 2003

Archives: Story State Senate OKs breastfeeding bill
By Charles E. Beggs, Associated Press Writer

"Employers would be required to give women unpaid breaks to breast feed infants or allow them to use a breast pump at work under a bill easily approved by the Senate on Wednesday.

The measure passed 22-6 and now goes to the House.

The sponsor of the bill, Democrat Ginny Burdick of Portland, said making breast feeding easier for women at work is good for business as well as for employees.

Burdick said breast-fed babies are ill less often than formula-fed infants, so mothers would have fewer job interruptions to care for children...."

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