“We want to be an advocate for all breastfeeding mothers who return to work and pump three or more times a day in a cramped closet or bathroom stall,” said Jennifer Jordan, director of mom & baby at Aeroflow Healthcare. “Their photos and stories are what inspired this contest."
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (PRWEB) August 01, 2019
Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, today announced the launch of its Second Annual Pumping Room Makeover, sponsored by Medela LLC. The contest will provide one grand prize winner with a pumping room makeover in their place of employment, bringing awareness to the importance of safe, comfortable lactation rooms for working mothers.
The contest opens August 1st in tandem with World Breastfeeding Week, and entries will be accepted throughout the entire month. Participants will be asked to submit the Pumping Room Makeover entry form along with photos of the existing or potential lactation space they are nominating. Last year, the contest received more than 550 entries, including submissions from Fortune 500 companies, family-owned businesses, hospitals, schools and military bases.
“We want to be an advocate for all breastfeeding mothers who return to work and pump three or more times a day in a cramped closet or bathroom stall,” said Jennifer Jordan, director of mom & baby at Aeroflow Healthcare. “Their photos and stories are what inspired this contest, and research shows that when they feel supported, businesses see decreased turnover and increased productivity. Providing a lactation room is one of the most impactful ways an employer can show that support to new moms.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with Aeroflow Breastpumps for this year’s pumping room makeover in support of our shared mission to ensure new moms have access to the support and resources they need to meet their breast milk feeding goals,” said Melissa Gonzales, executive vice president of the Americas for Medela LLC. “Through New Moms’ Healthy Returns, Medela’s new single-source solution for employers, we want to shine a light on the importance of supporting mothers in the workplace by providing a private and comfortable space to pump at work, and inspire other organizations to create similar spaces to support the women in their workforce when they return to work after baby.”
The top five finalists will be announced September 16th, followed by a public vote to decide the grand prize winner. All finalists will receive a gift basket with breastfeeding supplies and accessories. For more information on the contest and additional resources on pumping rooms and back-to-work plans for breastfeeding moms, please visit AeroflowBreastpumps.com.
About Aeroflow Breastpumps
Aeroflow Breastpumps, a subsidiary of Aeroflow Healthcare, is a Durable Medical Equipment (DME) provider specializing in helping pregnant and nursing women qualify for their breast pump through their insurance. Its mission is to increase the instance of breastfeeding nationally through the best equipment, support and education, and exceptional customer service. Visit AeroflowBreastpumps.com for more information.
About Medela LLC
Medela’s US-based manufacturing and development facility is headquartered in McHenry, Illinois. Every year, more than one million mothers in the U.S. rely on Medela’s technology. As the #1 breast pump brand*, Medela provides the best in research-based breast milk feeding products and clinical education to support moms’ breast milk feeding journey. The company is fully dedicated to improving the breastfeeding support available to mothers in the workplace when they return to work after baby. For more information, visit NewMomsHealthyReturns.com.