Even in a remote environment, there are obstacles to breastfeeding.
For new parents in a typical working environment, breastfeeding can be a challenge. To clarify, what “breastfeeding” usually means for most in the workplace is expressing breast milk through pumping. Despite laws that protect the workplace rights of nursing mothers, and which require employers to provide for these rights, culturally speaking the burden is still largely on parents to actively advocate for the resources they need. Moreover, the pandemic has caused a number of workplace challenges that make it even more difficult for nursing parents to express milk at work.