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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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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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Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with Healthy Horizons

Celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month with Healthy Horizons

Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!  This month Healthy Horizons...
by Healthy Horizons on September 16, 2022
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Check Out This Healthy Horizons Lactation Room Tour

Check Out This Healthy Horizons Lactation Room Tour

What Makes A Great Lactation Room?  If you have a...
by Healthy Horizons on August 11, 2022
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Why Workplace Lactation Rooms are Required  in the Hybrid Work Environment

Why Workplace Lactation Rooms are Required in the Hybrid Work Environment

More and more employees adjust to hybrid work or a...
by Healthy Horizons on April 25, 2022
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Top Holiday Gifts for New Parents and Babies

Top Holiday Gifts for New Parents and Babies

It’s that time of the year!  We are all making...
by Healthy Horizons on November 24, 2021
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Casa de Corazón lactation room

How Casa de Corazón Supports Breastfeeding Moms at Work

Casa de Corazon recently opened it's mother's room, a dedicated space where parents and employees can breastfeed or pump breastmilk. The room was equipped and furnished with prizes earned by winning a contest from Healthy Horizons.
by Healthy Horizons on April 28, 2021
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Top Lactation Room Design Ideas

So, you’re in human resources or facilities management and you've...
by Healthy Horizons on March 11, 2021
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Breastpump 101 - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

Breastpump 101

Buying/Renting a Hospital Grade Breastpump Top Reasons Why Healthy Horizons...
by Healthy Horizons on July 26, 2018
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Healthy Horizons CEO Sheila Janakos Receives Women of Influence Award 2018 - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

Healthy Horizons CEO Sheila Janakos Receives Women of Influence Award 2018

Women of Influence Award (2018) In May 2018, Healthy Horizons...
by Healthy Horizons on June 13, 2018
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Lactation Consultant Spotlight: Maggie Kler, IBCLC - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

Lactation Consultant Spotlight: Maggie Kler, IBCLC

  Maggie Kler, IBCLC, has been with Healthy Horizons for...
by Healthy Horizons on February 22, 2018
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How to Find The Perfect Nursing Bra Pad - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

How to Find The Perfect Nursing Bra Pad

  Most mothers may not think about what type of...
by Healthy Horizons on February 17, 2017
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Benefits of Baby Sign Language - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

Benefits of Baby Sign Language

Benefits of Baby Sign Language Every parent has gone through...
by Healthy Horizons on November 22, 2016
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Benefits of Wearing Your Baby - Healthy Horizons Breastfeeding Centers, Inc.

Benefits of Wearing Your Baby

One important piece of advice that all soon to be...
by Healthy Horizons on November 09, 2016
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