Now employers can make families’ priorities their priorities.
Parents shouldn’t have to choose between returning to work and continuing to provide breast milk to their baby. That’s why we created New Moms’ Healthy Returns™—a customizable, single-source solution from Medela and Mamava that opens up a world of best-in-class technology, resources, and accessories specifically designed for new and expecting parents.
Your employees get the support they need to successfully balance their career with breastfeeding and a growing family. You get an easy, measurable way to show your commitment to working moms—and a competitive advantage by providing a supportive, family-friendly environment that attracts and retains employees.
A commitment that leads to healthy returns for everyone
retention rate of highly qualified female employees when workplace support programs are put in place 4
New moms need better support
Today, there are more moms than ever in the workforce. But many new moms who want to continue providing breast milk to their babies feel they’re not getting the right support and products to meet their needs when they return to work. As a result, they are unable to meet their breast milk feeding goals and may leave their jobs after giving birth.
Employers are under pressure to retain valuable talent while managing or reducing costs. But providing a seamless, supportive experience that helps moms go back to work and feed with breast milk longer can be a challenge.
An unmet personal need that has a societal impact
babies are born each year
of mothers work
outside the home
of babies begin their lives receiving breast milk, but this drops dramatically when moms return to work
of women leave the workforce within 3 months of childbirth
The current workplace experience for expecting parents
is fragmented and inconsistent.
Dozens of vendors
Lactation support driven by health plan case management
No support built into the intranet
Back-to-work focus on leave and child care
Low engagement in health risk assessment and wellness programs
Issues with finding breast pump provider
Need for milk shipping
Access to pumps varies by benefit design and plan
Lack of portable solution for open workspaces
No early education
Inconsistent room design and access
How can this program support employee retention and health care cost savings?
The health and economic benefits of breastfeeding are well documented. When it comes to work, 71% of mother work outside the home. Unfortunately 43% of women leave the workforce within 3 months of childbirth (Berry, et al. CDC. Becker's, Harvard.)
Millions of babies are born each year, and the number of women returning to work after giving birth has continued to rise. But for new moms, continuing to breastfeed after returning to work can be challenging. With more moms than ever now in the workforce, employers have the unique opportunity to show that they care by making families' priorities their priorities. Parents shouldn't have to choose between returning to work and continuing to provide breast milk to their baby. That's why we created New Moms' Healthy Returns -- a customizable, single-source solution from Medela and Mamava that opens up a world of best-in-class technology, resources, and accessories specifically designed to make it easy for you to give your employees the support they need to successfully balance their career with breastfeeding and a growing family. You get an easy, measurable way to show your commitment to working moms -- and a competitive advantage by providing a supportive, family-friendly environment that attracts and retains employees.
What is the cost of the program?
This offering is a solution for employers. And the cost is dependent on the number of employees and which elements of New Moms' Healthy Returns, they select -- it was designed to be customizable, single-source solution for employers. Get a free quote here.
Can the program be offered to spouses of employees? What features would apply?
While this program is focused on making sure employers take the action needed toward supporting working moms, it is customizable, and employers can choose to offer the 24/7 Virtual Support powered by Pacify to all parents.
Will materials be provided to me to share with moms? Can they be branded with our company information?
The New Moms' Healthy Returns program is a customizable solution. For those who select the full program offerings, a Welcome Box, with customizable welcome letter and information about how to activate the 24/7 Virtual Support will be provided.
If you have a specific need for co-branded materials, let us know! We can help.
What support is offered to HR?
The New Moms' Healthy Returns team will be able to provide product training and employee materials to help you introduce this benefit offering to your organization.
Are there any metrics shared with us on the success of the program?
Employers will have access to aggregate data through the 24/7 Virtual Support program powered by Pacify. Quarterly aggregate usage reports are also available for Mamava Original and ADA pods. To learn more about this, reach out to us to find out how we can support you and your organization.
1. My company doesn't have this program yet. How can I share information about it?
Thank you for your interest in New Moms' Healthy Returns. On the web page select "For Parents" tab in the top right navigation bar. There you will find a resource that includes a letter and information about New Moms Healthy Returns that you can share with your employer.
2. What is my employer required to provide in terms of breastfeeding breaks and space?
This varies by state and company size. To find the breastfeeding laws in your area, visit Mamava's state-by-state guide to breastfeeding legislation.
3. What are the features of the program?
Employers are committed to meeting the expectations of their employees. They want a simple and customizable solution that helps improved overall employee engagement and retention to keep the company relevant in an evolving marketplace. We've established New Moms' Healthy Returns to support employers to make families' priorities their priorities, so that parents do not have to comproise when returning to work after baby.
New Moms' Healthy Returns offers a customizable single-source solution featuring best-in-class partners to support the changing needs of expecting parents.
Our comprehensive program includes:
Top-of-the-line Medela products and resources
Easy-to-place Mamava suites to pump in
24/7 in-the-moment support from pregnancy through baby's first year
Breast milk shipping for traveling employees
This program can help create a workplace culture where employees are happy, healthy and engaged, and employers have established a competitive advantage by offering a benefits package that is meaningful.
4. How do I access the 24/7 Virtual Support? What type of support is given through this service?
The 24/7 Virtual Support is powered by Pacify. To access, download the Pacify app and sign up using the unique code located on the back of your Pacify card, provided to you by your employer. Once your account is set up, you can make a call to connect with an expert directly through the app.
The 24/7 Virtual Support feature gives you access to obstetricians, pediatricians, pediatric nurses, registered dieticians, and lactation consultants. You can call whenever you need advice from an expert about pregnancy, breastfeeding, latching, pumping, fevers, rashes, crying/colic, teething, sleeping, earaches, poop, picky eating, sore nipples, and more!
5. How do I access the Mamava pod?
You can access the Mamava pod in your workspace through the Mamava app or with the designated key code provided to you by your employer.
If you are having trouble accessing the pod, check out the Mamava FAQs or call the help number listed on the pod.
6. Will my employer or insurance company have access to the information I enter in the app?
How will my privacy be protected?
Using the 24/7 Virtual Support service powered by Pacify is a personal experience, and your consultations with experts are private. You can choose whether or not to share aggregate data about your interactions with your company (so they can understand program usage). You will be asked to create a Pacify account to use the service. Pacify meets all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Berry, et al. CDC. Becker’s, Harvard.