SPOTLIGHT SERIES: WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

More and more employers are figuring out that offering maternity leave is no longer enough, especially when it when comes to employee’s overall health, job satisfaction and their own bottom line. Lindsey Conon, Senior Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, explains how employers can create solutions to boost benefit engagement and productivity while lowering their overall maternity costs.

Tip Sheet: How To Support Breastfeeding Employees

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month, a time dedicated for moms to talk openly about the joys and difficulties of breastfeeding – the workplace is not often a place breastfeeding is talked about openly, but employers can play a huge role setting breastfeeding employees up for success. We’ve rounded up some tips to get you started.

Required Reading From Breastfeeding Awareness Month

The more you know, the more you can do to support the breastfeeding moms in your life (even if that means giving pep talks to yourself in the mirror). Keep talking about how important breastfeeding is, how difficult it can be, and what can be done to help moms everywhere nurse successfully. Giving these articles a read is a great way to start!

Jumping Over The Early Hurdles: Tips For Embarking on a Successful Breastfeeding Journey

Newborns have a reputation for doing little more than eating and sleeping, but most new parents--and especially new breastfeeding mothers--are unprepared for just how much feeding the tiniest member of their family will do during their first few weeks of life. Since so many women learn as they go when it comes to nursing, we sought out the advice of an expert to help our newest breastfeeding moms prepare for the most common hurdles they’ll face in the first few weeks.