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Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack for Labor and Delivery

Hospital Bag Checklist: What to Pack for Labor and Delivery

Important items to pack in your hospital bag for birth, baby and immediate postpartum. Don't stress about packing for labor and delivery! Our comprehensive hospital bag checklist covers everything you'll need for mom, baby, and your birth partner. Get the essentials and optional comfort items for a smooth and positive.
by Healthy Horizons on April 30, 2024
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What Employers Need to Know: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

What Employers Need to Know: Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA)

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a federal law that requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations related to pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.

The law was passed in December 2022, and went into effect on June 27, 2023. It was modeled after the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which has been in place for over 30 years. What makes the PWFA different? It specifically focuses on pregnancy related accommodations!

by Healthy Horizons on August 16, 2023
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Welcome to Workplace Lactation Week 2023 - Theme: Preparing for the PUMP Act!

Welcome to Workplace Lactation Week 2023 - Theme: Preparing for the PUMP Act!

Welcome to Workplace Lactation Week, a dedicated week celebrated in conjunction with National Breastfeeding Month, with a special focus on working and pumping. The 2023 theme is "Preparing for the PUMP Act." This themed week serves as an invaluable resource for leaders, parents, and businesses, providing essential information, resources, and best practices to promote a lactation-friendly work environment.
by Healthy Horizons on August 08, 2023
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What is National Breastfeeding Month? The History, 2023 Themes, and Events

What is National Breastfeeding Month? The History, 2023 Themes, and Events

National Breastfeeding Month is celebrated in August every year, and is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance and benefits of chest/breastfeeding for both infants and parents. Organizations in the lactation space provide families with support, resources, and information, encouraging them to make informed choices, and overcome barriers they may experience. 

by Healthy Horizons on July 16, 2023
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Healthy Horizons Lactation Room Contest

Lactation Room Contest 2023

The 2023 Lactation Room Contest is closed.  Do you know...
by Shopify API on July 16, 2023
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Chestfeeding: An Inclusive Approach to Infant Feeding

Chestfeeding: An Inclusive Approach to Infant Feeding

For many people, the act of feeding a newborn baby from the chest or breast is a natural and intimate experience that strengthens the bond between parent and child. However, not all individuals who breastfeed identify as women. For those who may identify as non-binary, transgender, or gender-nonconforming, the language and cultural norms surrounding breastfeeding can feel exclusive and alienating.
by Healthy Horizons on June 27, 2023
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BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Lactation Resources Page

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Lactation Resources Page

Resources for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) Chest/Breastfeeding  While...
by Healthy Horizons on June 21, 2023
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Contribute to a Cleaner Climate with Comprehensive Corporate Lactation Programs

Contribute to a Cleaner Climate with Comprehensive Corporate Lactation Programs

Many realize the health benefits of human milk for babies, but did you know that supporting lactation also contributes to a cleaner environment? Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers and Corporate Lactation Services is creating a healthier world for all, with 2.5 million ounces of breast milk pumped in Healthy Horizons managed Lactation Rooms through April 2023 in workplaces across North America, offsetting a massive amount of carbon emissions.
by Healthy Horizons on June 14, 2023
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Understanding Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

Understanding Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

The birth of a child is often considered a joyous and fulfilling experience. However, for many women, the postpartum period can be accompanied by unexpected emotional challenges. Postpartum depression and anxiety are two common conditions that can significantly impact a new mother's well-being and ability to care for her child. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for postpartum depression and anxiety, shedding light on this important but often overlooked aspect of motherhood.

by Healthy Horizons on May 24, 2023
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Empowering Parents: The Inspiring Story Behind our Workplace Lactation and Chest/Breastfeeding Business

Empowering Parents: The Inspiring Story Behind our Workplace Lactation and Chest/Breastfeeding Business

Not all who embark on a journey to chest/breastfeed their infants are successful. In fact, Sheila Janakos, founder and CEO of Healthy Horizons, met resistance from the very start, but overcame challenges and is now affectionately known as the “Milk Fairy Godmother”, helping countless others on their lactation journey.
by Healthy Horizons on May 18, 2023
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8 Tips for Capturing Beautiful and Memorable Baby Photos

8 Tips for Capturing Beautiful and Memorable Baby Photos

Taking photos of your baby can be a fun and...
by Healthy Horizons on April 27, 2023
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From Clay Pots to Wearable Pumps: A Brief History of Breast Pumping

Breastfeeding is a natural process that has been practiced for...
by Healthy Horizons on March 30, 2023
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Layoffs and Lactation: Why Supporting New Mothers is Good for Business

Layoffs and Lactation: Why Supporting New Mothers is Good for Business

Layoffs are a reality for many industries, and unfortunately, they...
by Healthy Horizons on March 30, 2023
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GET A BOOST! LEARN MORE ABOUT BREASTFEEDING HERBS

Popular Herbs for Increasing Milk Supply We have many parents...
by Healthy Horizons on February 27, 2023
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What Employers Need to Know: Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act)

What Employers Need to Know: Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers Act (PUMP Act)

Millions more pumping employees are now covered by a new...
by Healthy Horizons on January 30, 2023
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Finding The Right Maternity or Chest/Breastfeeding Bra

Finding The Right Maternity or Chest/Breastfeeding Bra

Shopping for a bra is not a favorite pastime. It’s...
by Healthy Horizons on December 20, 2022
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Breastfeeding During the Holidays

Breastfeeding During the Holidays

Over the last few years, holidays have taken on a...
by Healthy Horizons on November 30, 2022
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Breastfeeding Reduces The Risk of Breast Cancer

Breastfeeding Reduces The Risk of Breast Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month As such, we wanted...
by Healthy Horizons on October 26, 2022
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No Lactation Room? Learn from These Pumping Horror Stories!

No Lactation Room? Learn from These Pumping Horror Stories!

Pumping Doesn't Have to Be Scary! Parenthood, pumping and baby...
by Healthy Horizons on October 21, 2022
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Lactation Room Set Up Guide: Best Practices and Design Ideas

Lactation Room Set Up Guide: Best Practices and Design Ideas...
by Healthy Horizons on September 29, 2022
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