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An Update On Breastfeeding

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The practice has increased, but women who want to breastfeed still face barriers at work as well as out and about in public. We’ll talk about some of the research on this subject, as well as questions about where and how moms can do this and how much accommodation the workplace should have to make. 


  • Lissa Sirois- State WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator, and liaison to the Division of Public Health, for the Department of Health and Human Services
  • KJ Dell’Antonia -  Editor and lead blogger for Motherlode, the New York Times’ blog about parenting…she’s based in the Upper Valley
  • Becky Dunn – Associate Professor & Chair of Health Sciences at Keene State College. She studies breastfeeding in low-income women.


  • Kate Abra Frederick – Mother of a young son, has filed a complaint against her employer with the EEOC for what she says was a lack of accommodation to breastfeed in the workplace

Laura is well known in New Hampshire for her in-depth coverage of important issues and is widely regarded for her interviews with presidential hopefuls. Laura is a graduate of Keene High School in New Hampshire. Prior to hosting The Exchange, Laura worked in public radio in Washington, D.C. as a local reporter and announcer for WAMU and as a newscaster for NPR. Before her radio career, she was a researcher for USA Today's "Money" section, and a research assistant at the Institute for International Economics. Laura occasionally guest hosts national programs such as The Diane Rehm Show and Here and Now. In 2007 Laura was named New Hampshire Broadcaster of the Year by the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters.
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