Had there been sufficient leave available to me, I wouldn't have had to risk my health to come to work. And I would have been able to establish a routine to breastfeed prior to going back.
Even if I had made it until the baby was born, I would have only gotten 6 weeks of leave, and then had to come back. I wouldn't have been able to breast feed because the job I had didn't allow for extra breaks for pumping. Nor was there a place for mothers to pump.
This country really needs to take a look at the needs of working mothers and families. The future of our country starts with them.