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  • IBM to ship employees’ breast milk
  • IBM to ship employees’ breast milk
    Michael Quinn (2009) ©

IBM to ship employees’ breast milk

Work can be a difficult place for new mums, particularly if they have to travel on business. IBM is offering breastfeeding employees a service that ships their breast milk home, cementing its position as a female-friendly employer. But is this really a priority problem for working mothers?



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