A baby’s birth is just the beginning. What’s next? Breastfeeding.
Working parents across the country count on parental leave as they prepare to welcome a newborn. But what happens in those crucial first weeks once babies arrive home?
Babies must eat. And no matter how parents choose to feed them, comprehensive employer-sponsored breastfeeding benefits are a crucial component to the overall wellbeing of babies and parents.
The U.S. has no national paid parental leave or breastfeeding policy.
Our country’s lack of guaranteed paid leave confuses many parents about how to approach feeding while juggling a 9-to-5. Lactation consultants help guide families through that return-to-work transition.
“International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) have unique expertise that can help prepare and guide parents through this stage of their feeding journey,” says Chrisie Rosenthal, IBCLC.
When working parents get quality benefits, everyone thrives.
Only 59% of parents return to work after maternity leave, but 95% of patients at The Lactation Network do. But while we know that lactation care is a legal right through the Affordable Care Act, many insurance companies have not established comprehensive networks of lactation providers.
This means that employees are often left with limited care options: Some travel long distances to see a lactation consultant, and some have no in-network providers at all. An ACA-compliant lactation benefit program supports employees before, during, and after parental leave.
We offer the compassionate, clinical support families need.
Put simply, comprehensive, accessible lactation benefits are vital, and not just for the parents who use them. Supported employees support their teams, perform better, and stay at organizations for longer — and at The Lactation Network, we connect families with the expert, accessible lactation care they deserve while handling administrative billing and insurance details so companies don’t have to.
GIVE THE care THEY DESERVE
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