Dr. Paige Hall Smith, director of UNCG’s Center for Women’s Health and Wellness, was quoted in USA Today Educate discussing the pros and cons of breastfeeding in public. An controversy at American University where a professor breastfed her one-year-old child in front of a class of 40 students prompted this weigh-in on mothers in the workplace.

“Universities across the country have taken steps to make their campus more breastfeeding friendly. The University of North Carolina – Greensboro (UNCG), for one, offers five lactation rooms,” the article states. Smith comments that this breastfeeding discussion points to a larger societal conversation focused on negotiating women as both educators and caregivers.