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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…

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace
7/11/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Employers

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace

Working in HR means addressing a variety of important issues and maintaining a comfortable and productive environment among employees. Every employee who comes through the door has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, as well as different personalities and personal challenges. For new moms, knowing when and where they will be allowed to pump during their workday is often a top concern. Consider Sarah. A first-time mom returning from maternity leave sitting in front of you asking questions about…

Happy Father’s Day, Superdad!
6/16/18
Family Health, Current News

Happy Father’s Day, Superdad!

This one’s for all the Superdads out there! Today we celebrate you and all you do to support breastfeeding. We see you. And we appreciate you. It made our day when you: Helped make sure that we had a good latch Tackled all of the middle-of-the-night diaper changes Did the dream feed so we could get a little more sleep Brought us a tall glass of water when we were pumping or nursing, because the thirst kicked in Shared a…

Watch: Tips for Supermoms Traveling with Breast Milk
6/8/18
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Watch: Tips for Supermoms Traveling with Breast Milk

Have a trip around the corner? We know that traveling away from your sweet bundle of joy can be a little stressful. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of tips for before, during, and after your trip so that things go as smoothly as possible while you’re away from your baby. Plan Your Stash and Backup There’s no such thing as being too prepared, especially when it comes to breast milk. Whether you are stockpiling or shipping your…

Rachel Kadlec
5/16/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Rachel Kadlec

My story isn’t necessarily of a “super mom” traveling across the world for her career, but as a mom who just wanted to sneak away for a little alone time to rekindle the woman inside of me and the marriage that started our whole amazing family. I have three beautiful little boys, 4 years old, 2 years old and a newborn. This healthy, adorable little newborn really prefers MY company all.night.long. So, nursing, snuggling, nursing, snuggling, repeat, repeat, repeat. It…

Brit Williams
5/14/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Brit Williams

I found Milk Stork as I was trying to prepare for an 8 day international work trip when my son was just 5 months. Prior to this trip, I had tried the whole pack my milk in a cooler and it was horrible. I was worried about my milk, TSA checked ALL my stuff and ALL of me and then took my ice packs because they weren’t “frozen” enough (and wouldn’t be the only time they took my ice packs…

Nicole Furlong
5/14/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Nicole Furlong

I had just returned to work after having my second baby when I was informed that I was going to have two trips coming up each a week long. He was 5 months at the time of the trip and I was determined to continue breastfeeding for as long as I could. Luckily a co-worker told me about Milk Stork! It seemed easy enough and I was so excited to have a resource to send home my milk! Flash forward…

Beth Smith
5/14/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Beth Smith

Breastfeeding is wonderful, beneficial…and hard. Traveling is a part of my job, and I was very anxious about how to get milk to my son while I was away. I pumped in 5 countries and 14 states. In cars, planes, and a cruise ship. And MilkStork helped make it happen. Milk Stork is a game-changing service and every trip I took included a toted or shipped box of milk home. I also used MilkStork’s sample work expense request letter as…

Cory N.
5/13/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Cory N.

I had my son Brock on 12/20/17. After just starting with a new company and as the bread winner, I had NO maternity and was required to use all my vacation time in lieu of an alternative. I spent three short weeks with my newborn son. My job requires I travel 60% of the time and am on plane after plane. This gave me so much anxiety initially. I believe whole heartedly in the benefits of breast milk over formula…

Elizabeth Keehart Bertani
5/13/18
Workplace Support, Employers

Elizabeth Keehart Bertani

I had signed up to go on my oldest son’s 8th grade class trip to Washington D.C. before I thought about the fact that I would still be breastfeeding our 7 month old. While trying to figure out the logistics of how I was going to manage pumping and then getting milk back to Missouri, I stumbled across an ad for Milk Stork. The boxes were waiting at our hotel when I checked in. FedEx was being a bit difficult…

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