By Cara Murez 

HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, May 22, 2023 (HealthDay News) — Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, when shelter-in-place orders were ongoing, new moms tended to breastfeed their babies about two weeks longer than usual, new research shows.

“Stay-at-home policies enabled parents to continue breastfeeding at home instead of returning to the workplace,” said study co-author Dr. Rita Hamad, an associate professor in family and community medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.

“This suggests a pent-up demand for breastfeeding, which may be stymied by the lack of a national paid family leave policy in the U.S.,” Hamad said in a university news…


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