Corporate Parent: Pumping It Up

Mothering and work don't mix. Or do they? More companies are meeting new moms' need to feed

Only one pipeline company in all of Texas is officially designated as mother friendly. It's the Williams Gas Pipelines, and it earned that distinction by setting up a private room and a work schedule so that mothers could pump. Not oil, not gas, but a far more important source of energy: milk.

More than half the women with babies younger than one are in the work force, according to census figures, and increasing numbers of them want to breast-feed their infants. Numerous scientific studies have suggested that breast milk is vastly superior to formula, not only for the mother's and child's...

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