Employer Lactation Program


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Over 80% of American mothers breastfeed their babies...

…according to the CDC 2018 Breastfeeding Report Card. Women comprise nearly half of the U.S. labor force, and for new mothers, the thought of returning to work and breastfeeding seems like a daunting task. Breastfeeding mothers who are away from their babies need to express milk two to three times during an eight-hour workday to maintain their milk supply and avoid health complications. It’s important for employers to make pumping accommodations to support breastfeeding moms returning to work.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that babies receive nothing but breast milk during the first six months of life and continue receiving breast milk for at least the first year and beyond. Breastfed babies are healthier and have fewer infections and illnesses, which equates to lower medical insurance claims and parents taking less time out of work. Support and ease this transition back to work for breastfeeding moms with an employer lactation program.

77%

Reduction in absenteeism among firms with lactation support.1

$13 Billion

in direct health care costs saved annually if 90% of women were able to breastfeed exclusively for six months.2

94.2%

Retention rate for employees of companies with lactation support programs.3

Employer Lactation Offerings


Lactation Room Services

Help ease the transition back to work for your breastfeeding moms with our design and furnishing services. We will create a relaxing space with the right lighting, artwork, décor, and furniture, as well as develop a breastfeeding policy, all of which will keep you compliant with state and federal laws.


Equipment & Supplies

Remove the hassle of mom commuting with her pump to work by investing in breastfeeding supplies and multi-user/hospital grade breast pump(s) for your lactation room(s). In addition, we can enhance her experience at home with a fully covered breast pump through her health insurance plan.


Support Services

Increase breastfeeding rates and reduce needless trips to the emergency room with expert help from a global network of nurses, nutritionists, and lactation consultants. In addition, help your moms navigate the unique challenges relating to their work and overall breastfeeding goals with return-to-work lactation consultations.

Need help enhancing your lactation room?

Acelleron can design and furnish your space with select breastfeeding equipment and supplies, as well as maximize comfort with the right lighting, décor, and furniture, making your space both functional and relaxing for your breastfeeding moms.

Lactation Room Setup Guide

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Some insurance providers we work with

  • aetna-with-heart
  • amerihealth
  • anthemBCBS
  • BCBSmass
  • cigna
  • connecticare
  • coresource
  • harvardpilgrim
  • horizonBCBS_NJ
  • healthnet
  • healthnewengland
  • independence
  • meritainhealth
  • neighborhoodhealth
  • tufts
  • UMRhealthcare
  • unitedhealthcare
  • aetna-with-heart
  • amerihealth
  • anthemBCBS
  • BCBSmass
  • cigna
  • connecticare
  • coresource
  • harvardpilgrim
  • horizonBCBS_NJ
  • healthnet
  • healthnewengland
  • independence
  • meritainhealth
  • neighborhoodhealth
  • tufts
  • UMRhealthcare
  • unitedhealthcare
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  • “The staff at Acelleron have been extremely responsive to our staff and patients’ needs. They are reliable, helpful, and passionate about supporting mothers and babies. We are grateful to have Acelleron as part of our team!”

    --Kara K. | Health Care Professional

Order TheLactationBox

A simple solution to foster a positive pumping experience for breastfeeding mothers! With key pumping essentials beautifully packaged together, TheLactationBox is a great solution for employers to enhance their lactation room(s).

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Great Place To Pump Award

Annual designation recognizing breastfeeding and pumping-friendly workplaces based on the successful establishment of policies, education, support, and accommodations for breastfeeding employees.

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Parental Wellness Programs

In addition to Employer Lactation Services, Acelleron provides Parental Wellness Programs to help rejuvenate the parental leave experience.

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  • Did you know?


    In a recent survey of breastfeeding moms, 89% said their employers did NOT provide breastfeeding/pumping education, support, or counseling, and 25% have considered making a career change.4

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 1. United States Breastfeeding Committee Workplace Accommodations to Support and Protect Breastfeeding, Washington, DC (2010). 2. Bartick M, Reinhold A. The burden of suboptimal breastfeeding in the United States: a pediatric cost analysis. Pediatrics. 2010; 125(5):e1048-e2015. 3. Ortiz, J, McGilligan K. & Kelly P. (2004). 4. Acelleron Return To Work Survey (2019).