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November 1, 2021 44 min

Eight years ago, when To-wen Tseng returned to work after giving birth to her first child, her right to pump at work was denied and the company refused to provide either a space or a break time to pump (lawsuit).

Stevie Merino (Birthworkers of Color Collective) is a doula and lactation professional whose graduate school research focuses on Pacific Islander and Chamorro breastfeeding, chest feeding, birth traditions, and the disparities in birthing health outcomes.

Today they discuss the fight for lactation rights.

This episode is hosted by Dr. Kimarie Bugg, President and CEO of Reaching Our Sisters Everywhere Inc (ROSE).

Learn more about us, explore our resource center and find support for all maternal health professionals at

Maternal Health Innovation is a product of the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center and is produced by Earfluence.

Music provided by Graham Makes.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U7CMC33636 State Maternal Health Innovation Support and Implementation Program Cooperative Agreement. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government.

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