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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…

Navigating Bottle Feeding with Expert Guidance: How Lactation Consultants Support Breastfed Babies
10/17/23
Pumping & Feeding

Navigating Bottle Feeding with Expert Guidance: How Lactation Consultants Support Breastfed Babies

Introducing your breastfed baby to a bottle is a big step! Whether you’re preparing for the transition to daycare or just want to lighten the load of breastfeeding, it’s best to introduce bottle feeding slowly to give you and your baby time to adjust. Lactation consultants, with their specialized knowledge and experience, are valuable allies during this transition. Let’s take a look at how lactation consultants can play a pivotal role in the successful introduction of bottle feeding to breastfed…

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…

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…

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