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Supporting Working Parents: A Smart Business Strategy
7/2/24
Employers

Supporting Working Parents: A Smart Business Strategy

Supporting working parents is more than just the right thing to do—it’s a strategic business decision. Let's explore the importance of supporting working parents and the tangible benefits it brings to businesses with key insights from our webinar “How HR Leaders Can Unlock the Power and ROI of Parental Support Programs" with industry expert Kortney Ross. Legal Compliance: The Foundation Compliance with the PWFA and the Pump Act is the bottom floor of supporting working parents in your organization. These…

5 Tips to Make Your Breast Pumping Journey More Eco-Friendly
4/22/21
Pumping & Feeding

5 Tips to Make Your Breast Pumping Journey More Eco-Friendly

Breast milk is the most optimal source of nutrition for your baby, and the most planet-friendly since it can be done without packaging, manufacturing, and transportation. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for pumping. From the pump and all the accessories to refrigeration and milk storage, to sanitizing and cleaning, pumping relies on energy, plastic, and detergent. But there are ways to lessen the carbon footprint of your pumping journey. Here are 5 tips to address some of the biggest…

10 Helpful Tips For Working & Pumping Moms
8/6/20
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

10 Helpful Tips For Working & Pumping Moms

Whether you’re a mom returning to work or just looking for some pumping tips in general, you’ve come to the right place! Breastfeeding Consultant and Doula, Shelley Halloran, has given us her top 10 tips to make your pumping experience a little bit easier this time around. 1. Don’t Panic! You don’t need a freezer full of milk to go back to work, just a day or two’s worth is fine! Mothers typically begin storing milk somewhere between 2-4 weeks…

5 Pumping Hacks to Get Pumped About Pumping, and Keep the Milk Up
8/5/20
Pumping & Feeding

5 Pumping Hacks to Get Pumped About Pumping, and Keep the Milk Up

Pumping sucks, literally… But it can still be rewarding with a few hacks to help keep the milk flowing. Milk is released from the breasts with the help of the love hormone, oxytocin. Oxytocin is created when you snuggle with your baby, see their gummy smile, smell their scent, hear that ridiculously adorable giggle, etc. It’s what causes the milk letdown and gets things going. Some women feel it, some do not – and that’s ok. It is not created…

How to Find & Manage Child Care in a Pandemic
7/6/20
Family Health

How to Find & Manage Child Care in a Pandemic

Finding affordable, quality child care has always been hard – it’s exponentially more difficult during a pandemic. We caught up with Lynn Perkins, the CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter to get her insights, best practices and tips for navigating this challenging new child care landscape. Today, working families are faced with limited daycare options, additional costs and a dizzying array of micro-schools and learning pods that have sprouted up overnight. With more than a million users in 50 cities, UrbanSitter…

Moms on a Mission: Christine Corbett Moran
8/29/19

Moms on a Mission: Christine Corbett Moran

You, as a working mom, encounter unique challenges each and every day as you step out of your home and into the world. You are not alone, and we at Milk Stork have gathered a community of driven moms who have been there and done that, who are here to impart wisdom gained through years of experience. In our Moms on a Mission series, we gather advice from women who have started companies, run marathons, become experts and evolved into…

The Today Show Spotlights Our Founder and CEO, Kate Torgersen
8/16/19
Press

The Today Show Spotlights Our Founder and CEO, Kate Torgersen

August is National Breastfeeding Awareness Month and for it, Jo Ling Kent spotlights our Founder and CEO, Kate Torgersen, on the Today Show. 3rd Hour Today Spotlights Milk Stork Founder and CEO, Kate Torgersen…

Free Breast Milk Shipping. You Know, The Way It’s Supposed to Be.
6/26/19
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

Free Breast Milk Shipping. You Know, The Way It’s Supposed to Be.

Going back to work can be really tough. Everything seems different. Will you be able to get back into the old routine? Will you still receive the same amount of respect? Will you feel comfortable breast pumping at work? Will breast milk leak through your shirt? These are all valid questions. With everything running through your mind, remember to relax because you have rights. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) should have you covered. Employers within the FLSA’s purview are…

Introducing International Pump and Check: A Letter from Our Founder
4/2/19
Press

Introducing International Pump and Check: A Letter from Our Founder

Dear Milk Stork Moms, Five years ago, I started Milk Stork because when it comes to business travel, I didn’t want moms to have to choose between nourishing their babies and their careers. I knew I needed to solve the annoying logistics of pumping and traveling to make life a little bit easier for breastfeeding, working, traveling moms. To date, Milk Stork has shipped over 1.8 million ounces of breast milk, we support over 400 companies, and represent over 12,000…

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