Nursing mothers who have positive experiences pumping or breastfeeding at work have improved emotional well-being, are better able to meet their goals at work, and produce more breast milk for their babies, according to an Academy of Management Journal article.

The researchers interviewed working women about their experiences surrounding breastfeeding or pumping at work, and explored the positive and negative factors associated with this important activity.

“The law requires lactation rooms and time off for breaks to express breast milk. But there’s a lot of variability in how those requirements are implemented and what they look like organization to organization,” said Allison S. Gabriel of the University of Arizona.

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