The U.S. Coast Guard will pay for on-duty moms to send breast milk back home for their babies under a new program, CNN reports. The program, announced earlier this week, will reportedly reimburse moms up to $750 a year for shipping costs to send milk back home during “business travel periods of 72 hours or longer.” All on-duty moms, including active duty reservists and Public Health Service officers, will be eligible for the reimbursements. The move comes after a study showed men in the Coast Guard had a 5.6 percent higher retention rate than women after five years of service, with the discrepancy attributed to how children were affected by extended deployments and work requirements.
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