“I had a lot of good support- there are a lot of moms in my department, and they all encouraged me to take full advantage and said I wouldn’t regret it.”

Nestlé’s Parent Support Policy has only been in place a year, but it’s already making a difference in the lives of employees like Leanna

Leanna @ Nestlé
Jul 31, 2017 · 4 min read
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They were the best six months of my life — I’ve never been happier or more content than having that time with my family.

They were the best six months of my life — I’ve never been happier or more content than having that time with my family. Going back was still difficult, but the extra time made a big difference for me personally — it was nothing near as sick-to-my-stomach as it would have been at three months. Even down to routine issues like sleep: at 3 months, Izzy wasn’t sleeping as well as she was at 6 months. If I’d gone back at 3 months, I’d have been exhausted and unable to perform as well. At 6 months, we were rested, we had a routine down. As a first-time mom, I didn’t even realize how beneficial it would be, but all those little things mattered so much. I felt like developmentally, we were both ready.

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