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Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers
1/30/24
Workplace Support, Employers

Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers

Large corporations increasingly recognize the importance of family-friendly policies to attract and retain top talent. The recent U.S. legislation, the PUMP Act, is a significant step toward supporting nursing mothers in the workplace. Here, we look at the specifics of the new legislation and what steps enterprises are taking to support new mothers beyond mandates. Understanding the PUMP Act The PUMP Act, or Providing Urgent Maternal Protections, was signed into law in December 2022. Under this law, all companies must:…

Bottle Prep Checklist for Daycare: Keeping Your Baby Nourished
10/10/23

Bottle Prep Checklist for Daycare: Keeping Your Baby Nourished

Whether you’re sending breast milk or formula, organized preparation ensures that your little one remains nourished and content throughout their time at daycare. As you tour daycares, be sure to ask: If bottle labels are required and/or provided. If baby bottles can be plastic or glass. How much breast milk can they store? A daily supply, weekly, etc. If you can see their breast milk storage area. After you’ve selected your childcare provider, follow this comprehensive bottle prep checklist for…

How to Prepare Your Breastfeeding Baby for Daycare: A Step-by-Step Guide
10/3/23
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

How to Prepare Your Breastfeeding Baby for Daycare: A Step-by-Step Guide

Getting your little one ready for daycare might feel like a big task. Transitioning your breastfeeding infant to daycare requires thoughtful planning to ensure a smooth experience. Here are some practical steps to prepare you and your baby for this exciting new chapter. Establish a Feeding Routine for Daycare: To align with the daycare schedule, consider gently transitioning from on-demand breastfeeding to a more predictable feeding routine. This benefits both you and the caregivers, helping them anticipate your baby’s feeding…

Milk Stork x Kids & Company Team Up to Ease the Transition Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents
10/2/23
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

Milk Stork x Kids & Company Team Up to Ease the Transition Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents

We know that returning to work is a milestone filled with mixed emotions—excitement, anxiety, and a whole lot of logistical planning, especially for breastfeeding parents. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Milk Stork has partnered with Kids & Company to make this transition smoother and less stressful for you! Returning to work as a breastfeeding parent can feel like you’re walking a tightrope—with your heart on one side and your career on the other. The Stress of The Transition…

Milk Stork Selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Best Parenting Awards Winner
9/13/23
Press, Pumping & Feeding

Milk Stork Selected as a Good Housekeeping 2023 Best Parenting Awards Winner

The Company’s Best Selling Breast Milk Shipping Service is Offered as a Family-Friendly Employee Benefit Through 850+ Companies Across the U.S. PALO ALTO, CA – September 12, 2023 – Milk Stork today announced that the Pump & Ship was named as a winner in Good Housekeeping’s 2023 Best Parenting Awards. The full list of awards can be found on goodhousekeeping.com/parentingawards2023. Milk Stork’s original, refrigerated breast milk shipping solution makes it easy for pumping parents to overnight their breast milk home…

Navigating the NICU: A Guide to Seeking Employer Support
8/31/23
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Navigating the NICU: A Guide to Seeking Employer Support

Hey there, incredible NICU parents! We know just how challenging and emotionally intense the NICU journey can be. That’s why we’re here with some tips on how to reach out to your employer for the support you deserve during this critical time. Employer Support for NICU Families Flexible Leave Policies: Your journey is unique, and so are your needs. Don’t hesitate to chat with your boss and HR team about flexible and extended leave options. This way, you can focus…

Milk Stork Joins #MilkBankChallenge to Help Reach 1 Million Ounces of Breast Milk Donation
8/28/23
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

Milk Stork Joins #MilkBankChallenge to Help Reach 1 Million Ounces of Breast Milk Donation

Milk Stork has partnered with ConceiveAbilities, a leading fertility and surrogacy agency, for the #MilkBankChallenge: An ambitious initiative to reach 1,000,000 ounces of donated breast milk to milk banks, ensuring that vulnerable infants receive the nourishment that they need. To help cover the costs of breast milk donation, ConceiveAbilities is generously offering a one-time $250 gift card to all donors. The Partnership As industry leaders in their respective domains, Milk Stork’s collaboration with ConceiveAbilities amplifies the impact of the #MilkBankChallenge…

The Only Checklist You’ll Ever Need to Travel with Breast Milk
8/8/23
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding

The Only Checklist You’ll Ever Need to Travel with Breast Milk

Traveling with breast milk requires some planning and preparation. Here are some guidelines to help you travel with breast milk: Check airline rules. Before your trip, review the specific regulations of the airline you’re traveling with. Each airline may have different policies regarding carrying breast milk, so it’s essential to be aware of any restrictions or requirements. Get portable cold storage. Use breast milk storage bags or sterile containers to store your breast milk, making sure that your containers are…

How Long You Can Travel with Frozen Breast Milk May Actually Surprise You
7/13/23
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding

How Long You Can Travel with Frozen Breast Milk May Actually Surprise You

The general rule of thumb is that fresh breast milk can be stored in the refrigerator for up to four days. However, freezing breast milk extends its shelf life significantly, allowing you to preserve the safety and integrity of your breast milk. So, how long can you travel with frozen breast milk? The answer depends on two factors: how you’re traveling and the cooling options available to you. Let’s start by defining “frozen.” The CDC considers breast milk frozen as…

Traveling to Mexico with Breast Milk? Here’s What You Need to Know
1/9/23
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding

Traveling to Mexico with Breast Milk? Here’s What You Need to Know

Traveling to Mexico for a company off-site, or a much-deserved vacation away from baby? Here’s how to get every last drop of liquid gold home safely. Between its rich history, architecture, culture, beautiful beaches, and diverse terrain, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. It’s truly no wonder that Mexico is one of the world’s most visited destinations. At this time of year, tourists and business travelers flock to Mexico. During high season (December through April), traveling to Mexico is especially…

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