CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Lactation Network (TLN), the one-stop-shop for insured lactation care and products, today announces The Newborn Families Program. This new program allows employers to provide eligible members with access to TLN’s expert lactation care, essential products and educational resources to help them overcome barriers and achieve their breastfeeding goals. With the right care and the right tools, parents can return to work knowing that they and their families are ready for breastfeeding success and that their employers are on their side.
“The postpartum period is vulnerable, nuanced and deeply personal. Many families struggle in silence, resulting in abandoned feeding goals, a host of preventable illnesses and, for parents, abrupt transitions to work,” said Sarah Kellogg Neff, CEO of TLN. “That’s why we’re excited to offer businesses the most comprehensive breastfeeding benefits in the country, including expert breastfeeding care, breast pumps and other vital resources that will not only help families to get through the postpartum period, but also parents to successfully return to work. ”
The Newborn Families program helps employees balance their careers with their growing families. Program employers offer one-on-one lactation consultations with an International Board-certified lactation consultant, the gold standard for lactation care, available in-person and via telehealth, education targeted to the unique needs of working parents, breast pumps, accessories and replacement parts, detailed care plans tailored to each family, and ongoing support and resources.
On average, 59% of women return to work after maternity leave and 43% leave working life within three months. It’s an emotional experience that presents new challenges, especially for breastfeeding parents who will be away from their baby for long periods of time, including breastfeeding hours. However, studies have shown that having a return-to-work plan and a supportive employer can make this transition easier. The Newborn Family Program does exactly that, and 95% of TLN parents return to work.
Family benefits have received considerable and justified attention in recent years, due to the pandemic and the disproportionate impact it has had on women in the labor market, which has bottomed out in Age 33 in 2021. Within these benefits, lactation support benefits have helped employers attract new talent while retaining existing teams, increasing satisfaction and increasing productivity.
With TLN’s Newborn Family Program, employers meet with parents where they are so they can reach their nutrition goals and return to work with confidence. To learn more about The Lactation Network and its revolution in parenting support, and to find out about the benefits program, visit https://lactationnetwork.com/promo/employer/.
About the Lactation Network
The Lactation Network (TLN) advocates for a world where all parents have equal access to the vital information and resources they need to care for themselves and their children. A transformative agent of change in lactation health, forging a powerful new standard of care for all breastfeeding parents and their newborns, TLN’s mission is to make lactation support accessible and inclusive. Through education, connection and advocacy, they foster an inclusive care network, where families and International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC) build each other up to thrive. TLN is the go-to source for lactation education, a one-stop-shop for lactation products and services, and a key initiator of lactation health awareness. For more information and to access resources, please visit lactationnetwork.com or follow on instagram, LinkedIn and Facebook.