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Half of Pregnant Women Are Worried Breastfeeding Will Limit Their Career Growth

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A recent survey proves just how far we've got to go before breast-pumping is normalized in the American workplace.

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When Megan Hertz* went back to work after her first son was born, she breast-pumped in a file cabinet. And not just any file cabinet—one that was in active use during the day.

“Often times I was interrupted and yelled through the door, ‘Come back in 20 minutes!’” she recalls. “I definitely stopped breastfeeding earlier than I probably would have liked since it was just too damn hard some days. I even got myself an

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