Breastfeeding has enormous health benefits for both mother and baby and, despite the benefits, many breastfeeding moms stop nursing when they return to work. Either their commute or work schedule are not conducive to pumping, or there is a general lack of awareness or support in the workplace. According to research from Unum, a supplemental workplace insurance provider, 47% of new moms in the U.S. cite breastfeeding as one of the biggest challenges of returning to work after birth.
This is why Acelleron developed an employer benefit program to remove workplace barriers for breastfeeding moms such as the hassle of lugging breastfeeding equipment, supplies, and milk-boosting snacks back and forth to work. [email protected] is a low-cost, high-value lactation room service that seeks to increase breastfeeding rates when moms return to work.
– Katharine Schwab, Associate Editor at Fast Company
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