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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:…

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…

Milk Stork Unveils Referral Program to Enable More Positive Breastfeeding Outcomes
8/30/23
Press

Milk Stork Unveils Referral Program to Enable More Positive Breastfeeding Outcomes

Midwives, Doulas, Lactation Consultants, and Other Experts Are Eligible; Share the Reliability and Convenience of Milk Stork with Pumping Parents and Earn a Commission PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ – Renowned worldwide as a saving grace for pumping people looking to ship breast milk back to baby, Milk Stork today announced the launch of its brand new Referral Program aimed at midwives, doulas, lactation consultants and other industry insiders. Simply share Milk Stork’s amazing solutions for breastfeeding and…

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…

Flying Internationally with Breast Milk? Read This First
12/22/22
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding

Flying Internationally with Breast Milk? Read This First

Between packing, securing visas, and navigating customs, international travel can be stressful for new and seasoned parents alike. Breast/chestfeeding parents have the added challenges of pumping on the go and transporting breast milk between countries. And to make things more complicated, every country has its own rules when it comes to flying with breast milk. Ultimately, these rules come down to: The quantity of milk you are traveling with The state of your milk (frozen or liquid) Whether or not…

Flying with Breast Milk? Here’s How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Trip
7/13/22
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding

Flying with Breast Milk? Here’s How to Prepare for a Stress-Free Trip

As we embark on a new post-pandemic reality, many of us are eager to leave our houses, unplug from Zoom, and hit the skies for summer vacation. If you gave birth during this unusual time, it may be baby’s first vacation and the first for you as a breastfeeding mom—so before you jetset, here’s what you need to know about flying with breast milk. 1. What is Actually Allowed to Be Carried On? Breast milk, formula, and juice are allowed…

Inclusive Lactation Support for LGBTQ Parents
6/16/22
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Inclusive Lactation Support for LGBTQ Parents

At Milk Stork, we talk a lot about diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s top of mind for the 870+ companies we work with that know breast milk shipping is more than just a “nice-to-have”—it can make a world of a difference for work travel or parents planning their return from parental leave. When it comes to inclusive family benefits, most people talk about fertility benefits and paid parental leave. But all too often, surrogacy and adoption are missing from the…

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