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Cop Put on Unpaid Leave Due to Breastfeeding Complications

A Washington, D.C. police officer who asked to temporarily be put on desk duty until she finished breastfeeding because wearing the bulletproof vest “is extremely painful and could clog [her] ducts and slow down the production of [her] milk supply” was instead told to take a leave without pay, according to the Washington Examiner [1]. While police officials claimed that the department has a “lactation policy [which is designed] to accommodate mothers as they transition back to performing in full-duty capacity,” the police officials’ decision to deny the officer desk duty ran afoul of the recommendations of department’s own physician, the newspaper reported. (July 2011)

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