I'm glad Simon made sure we had those sweet midday nursings. And I think mothers like me who cherish their windows of freedom can overdo it. But so do the La Leche purists. A little pumping can allow a mother to continue nursing when she otherwise might just give up. In the end, breast pumps aren't proof of our maternal dedication or abdication, or evidence of our feminist cowardice. They're a convenience that allows us to have it both ways, for a little while at least. That's not the same thing as having it all, but it's a compromise worth savoring.
TODAY IN SLATE
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How the Republicans would run the Senate.
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Did America Get Fat by Drinking Diet Soda?
A high-profile study points the finger at artificial sweeteners.