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"And I was still breastfeeding -- if that's not too much information."




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    WASHINGTON - MARCH 31: U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks to schoolchildren from Bancroft and Hollin Meadows Elementary Schools during the annual Spring Garden Planting event held in the White House Kitchen Garden March 31, 2010 in Washington, DC. Mrs. Obama sponsors the event to teach children the importance of eating healthy foods and to encourage children to spend time outdoors. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michelle Obama

    "So what did I do? I packed up that little infant, and I put her in the stroller, and I brought her with me. And I prayed that her presence wouldn't be an automatic disqualifier. And it was fortunate for me that, number one, she slept through the entire interview. And I was still breastfeeding -- if that's not too much information. And I got the job," First Lady Michelle Obama said about her interview at the University of Chicago hospital.