No mother should feel forced to choose between her career and how she feeds her baby.

Although only 2% of women plan to leave the workforce to focus on family, nearly 43% of new moms actually leave their jobs within

three months of childbirth.

More and more women are looking for companies who provide benefits that support their choice to both parent and work. In fact, 82% of female employees said they would choose additional benefits over a pay raise.

That’s why we created New Moms’ Healthy Returns™—a customizable, single-source solution from Medela and Mamava that offers the benefits you need to support your working parents.

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With New Moms’ Healthy Returns, your employees get the support they need to successfully balance their career with breastfeeding and a growing family. You get a competitive advantage by providing a supportive, family-friendly environment that attracts and retains employees.

In fact, employees whose companies provide breastfeeding support consistently report improved morale, better satisfaction with their jobs, and higher productivity.

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1-day absences for moms of breastfed babies vs. moms of formula fed babies

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Breastfeeding support is good for families and for business.

Lactation support is critical to Diversity and Inclusion efforts.

 

We know employers are under pressure to retain valuable talent, invest in a diverse workforce, and offer a culture of inclusion for all. Supporting women when they become mothers is a key part of achieving those goals. Our New Moms’ Healthy Returns program helps HR professionals and managers solve the problem of attracting and retaining women, and advance their corporate reputation as an employer-of-choice for working women and parents.

1. McKinsey and Company, Women in the Workforce, 2017

2. Berry et al, CDC, Beckers, Harvard

3. Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, Q3 2015

4. The Business Case for Breastfeeding, Department of Health and Human Services, 2008

5. Comparison of maternal absenteeism and infant illness rates among breast-feeding and formula-feeding women in two corporations." American Journal of Health Promotion 10.2 (1995): 148-153.)

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.

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of the labor force is comprised of women
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of mothers work
outside the home
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of babies begin their lives receiving breast milk, but this drops dramatically when moms return to work
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of women leave the workforce within 3 months of childbirth
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

CDC. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsrr/vsrr-007-508.pdf 2018

CDC. http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/data/NIS_data/index.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics.

https://blog.dol.gov/2017/03/01/12-stats-about-working-women

Berry, et al. CDC. Becker’s, Harvard. 

Check out our White Paper:

Why Supporting Working Moms is Key to Your Bottom Line

Employers struggle with fragmented, confusing and complicated benefit options.

New Moms' Healthy Returns can help.

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

Fragmented support

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

 

FAQs

FOR EMPLOYERS

For Parents

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 (https://www.newmomshealthyreturns.com/), 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.




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.




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.





FOR PARENTS

For Parents

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 (https://www.newmomshealthyreturns.com/), 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.




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.




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.





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