Lactation support professional as CEO

Posted : 12/12/19 in In the News

Lactation support professional as CEO
Ellie MacGregor
(Contributor)

Posted 1 month ago

Sheila Janakos is a lactation support professional who founded Healthy Horizons Corporate Lactation Services after her own difficult experience with breastfeeding. Healthy Horizons Corporate Lactation Services specializes in lactation services and setting up mothers’ nursing rooms at companies across the United States and Canada. The in-person lactation centers sell breast pumps and other supplies and also offer lactation support with various professionals.

 

In 1998, when California passed a law requiring workplaces to provide adequate facilities for nursing mothers to express breast milk, many corporations reached out to Healthy Horizons to utilize their mothers' rooms. These rooms have been well received and allow mothers the comfortable space they need when pumping breast milk.

 

In addition to helping the community, the company has 30 employees of their own and sports a baby-friendly work environment. Babies and older children of the employees are welcome at work as long as they feel comfortable in order to take the stress off of mothers.