At Maternity Care Coalition, we assist mothers through the earliest stages of their children’s development. But what happens when parents are not their child’s only teacher, when children spend hours learning—and developing—in front of a screen?
At Maternity Care Coalition, we are working to make breastfeeding accessible and safe for mothers and their children. To accomplish this, we are encouraging policy makers to support HB-11oo, the Workplace Accommodations for Nursing Mothers Act, which would promote workplace fairness by ensuring that nursing moms have a private, sanitary place to express breast milk and reasonable break time to do so across the state of Pennsylvania.
“When I was a graduate student, I struggled for months to find insurance that would cover my pregnancy,” said Stephanie Perez, a local mom and now social worker at Congreso in North Philadelphia. “Everywhere I called and applied, they told me the same thing: I had a pre-existing condition, that being my pregnancy.”