Few things are as important as figuring out how long you’ll be able to leave work to be at home with a new baby, but most moms find the web of state, federal, and employer policies about maternity leave confusing to downright mysterious.
Enter Lauren Wallenstein. Lauren is a former human resources manager who now helps moms decipher what these policies mean to them, and helps them advocate to get the full leave they’re entitled to. Her business is called Milk Your Benefits.
Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC spoke with Lauren about when moms should start figuring out their leave plans, what makes it all so confusing, and mistakes moms sadly make in the process of using their leave. They also discussed the new federal law granting a right to pump at work to most moms.