How Babies Alter Careers for Academics

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Last year Jenny Spinner, an aspiring English professor, landed four job interviews, a feat that would make any graduate student proud. But as a nursing mother with a 5-month-old son at home, what should have been a happy time turned harrowing.

On each campus trip, Ms. Spinner brought along her curriculum vitae, a