- Work & Mother Services and Nest Collaborative had partnered to provide telehealth (or) virtual lactation access for working mothers.
- This collaboration aims to make it easier for parents to return to work after childbirth by providing them with support and resources through the breastfeeding and parenting journey.
Work & Mother Services, Inc. (Work & Mother) and Nest Collaborative have announced a partnership to provide telehealth or virtual lactation support to Nest Collaborative’s nationwide network of International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) through the app associated with Work & Mother’s office lactation suites.
Main Goal of The Partnership
This partnership aims to make it easier for parents to return to work after childbirth by providing them with support and resources through the breastfeeding and parenting journey.
According to a 2021 report by Moms at Work, a professional association for working mothers, 95 percent of women reported receiving no formal support during their transition to and from parental leave. Another 40 percent of mothers surveyed considered quitting when returning to their jobs.
Service Offered By Work & Mother
Work & Mother provides a turn-key commercial lactation suite amenity with an associated app and resource center called the HUB, built to support working parents. The app allows employees to book private rooms within the lactation suite, each equipped with a hospital-grade pump, milk storage bags, sanitizing wipes, and other supplies. The Work & Mother HUB also provides access to a network of health and wellness experts, like Nest Collaborative’s IBCLCs, to support working parents.
Service Offered By Nest Collaborative
Nest Collaborative provides virtual lactation support and evidence-based resources that address common concerns among working parents, such as prenatal planning for breastfeeding and balancing life with breastfeeding and pumping tutorials. Nest Collaborative’s IBCLCs are available for same-day appointments in all 50 states and 11 languages without a copay, out-of-pocket costs, or deductibles for families with active insurance or Medicaid coverage.
With this partnership, families can quickly book appointments and directly access Nest Collaborative IBCLCs through the Work & Mother HUB. This collaboration is expected to encourage optimal performance and excellent retention among the fastest-growing segment of the nation’s workforce.