Ep 44: Supporting new moms who pump at work with Dana Kirwin
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As the #1 brand of breast pumps in the US, Medela is passionate about helping mothers achieve their personal breastfeeding goals. But the company is doing so much more than selling products to ensure moms’ success through its New Moms’ Healthy Returns program. Research shows that support structures for working mothers who pump to provide breast milk for their babies can make the difference between a mom staying in or leaving her career, and Medela has created a customizable set of benefits that employers can provide for working parents to ensure mothers who nurse receive the support they need to be successful both at work and at home.


Listen in as I talk with Dana Kirwin, leader of Medela’s New Moms’ Healthy Returns program, on how breastfeeding impacts a woman’s return to work, and the important steps both mother and employer can take to ensure her successful return.


In this episode, Dana referenced Mamava and its lactation accommodations by state list. Visit https://www.mamava.com/lactation-laws/ to learn more about accommodations in your location.


Gain resources and learn more about the New Moms Healthy Returns program here.


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About the Guest:

Dana Kirwin leads New Moms’ Healthy Returns, Medela’s program designed to improve the return-to-work transition for new mothers. The customizable program works with the industry’s leading brands to provide employers with best-in-class solutions for breastfeeding products, dignified pumping spaces, and education and clinical resources for new parents.

As a working mom, Dana understands the challenges faced by employers and new parents during the return-to-work transition. She is passionate about helping employers better understand how they can attract, retain, and engage the valuable segment of working parents in their employee population.


About the Host:

Janice Scholl helps moms navigate the money and career transitions that come with the different stages of motherhood through her work as coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, and host of The Money, Career & Motherhood Podcast. Janice is passionate about helping mothers gain confidence and understanding about money, career & business topics as they relate to motherhood and family – the way many women actually think about money.  Her key areas of focus to help mothers succeed are navigating maternity leave, career breaks & transitions, and  values-based budgeting.


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