In Reply It takes a village to raise a child. For physicians who are mothers, that village must include the workplace. As Drs Perumalswami and Laventhal noted, there is a critical need for institutional lactation support for physicians who are mothers to optimize health and well-being for both mother and child. As surgeons who are mothers, we acknowledge the considerable challenge of meeting lactation needs without compromising the quality of patient care, often in high-acuity situations.
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Melnitchouk N, Scully RE, Davids JS. Ethical Issues Related to Breastfeeding for US Physicians Who are Mothers—Reply. JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(7):1002. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.2569
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