25: Getting Lactation Spaces into Workplaces

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BeauGen Express Yourself Podcast: Getting Lactation Spaces Into Work Places

To lactation rooms and beyond! Healthy Horizons Helps Employers Meet Lactation Legislation Mandates

The law provides mothers with the right to pump at work, but did you know that there is an additional piece of legislation which also mandates corporate training? In this episode we dive into lactation legislation, corporate lactation spaces and programs, and how the landscape is changing one employer at a time. 

Sheila Janakos is known to many as the “Milk Fairy Godmother” not only because she is the leader in workplace lactation, but because of the daily consultations offered by Healthy Horizons. Her expertise both in lactation and lactation legislation is setting mothers up for success one feeding at a time. 

What we covered:

  • Lactation Spaces.
  • Corporate Lactation Training.
  • Corporate Lactation Policy.
  • Challenges for Breastfeeding and Pumping Mothers.
  • How Do Companies Work with Healthy Horizons?
  • How Do You Get Your Company to Work with Healthy Horizons?

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Sheila Dukas-Janakos’s Bio:

Sheila Dukas-Janakos, IBCLC, MPH is CEO and Co-founder of Healthy Horizons Corporate Lactation Programs and Breastfeeding Centers.  

Discouraged by her doctor from breastfeeding during her first pregnancy and lacking lactation support during her second pregnancy, Sheila became determined to empower new mothers. Healthy Horizons was born 30 years ago out of a desire to provide information and counseling to women on nutrition, human sexuality, health, and general breastfeeding support. Sheila is affectionately known as the “The Milk Fairy Godmother” to many families.  

Healthy Horizons lactation rooms are found in Fortune 500 companies and top workplaces throughout North America.  Their breastfeeding centers have supported 100,000+ families and counting. 

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