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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:…

4 Out of 5 Working Moms Say Their Employers Could Better Support Breastfeeding Parents
3/4/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

4 Out of 5 Working Moms Say Their Employers Could Better Support Breastfeeding Parents

McHenry, IL March 04, 2020— A survey of more than 2,000 working moms found that a majority of women feel they lack the support they need to continue breast milk feeding when they return to work after baby. The survey, conducted in January 2020 by Medela, Mamava, and Milk Stork – the partners behind New Moms’ Healthy Returns— sought to better understand the challenges breastfeeding mothers face when returning to work, as well as to identify opportunities for employers to…

Vitamin D: Making Sure You, and Baby, Are Getting Enough
2/11/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Vitamin D: Making Sure You, and Baby, Are Getting Enough

Almost half of women in the US are deficient in Vitamin D, which plays an important role in bone, nerve, respiratory and immune health. This article will help you and your breastfed baby achieve optimal levels of the Sunshine Vitamin during the winter. Vitamin D is made by the body when exposed to sunlight for 5-30 minutes a day, a few times a week. Many women do not achieve this, especially during the winter when sunlight hours are limited and…

Moms on a Mission – Audrey McLoghlin
11/18/19
Workplace Support

Moms on a Mission – Audrey McLoghlin

Audrey McLoghlin, founder of Frank & Eileen and Grayson, jokes that she should write a book called “How to Get up at 5 am. and Still be Late to the Office.” As a new mom and CEO of two retail brands, she says the challenge of balancing motherhood and entrepreneurship “took her breath away.” But it also opened her eyes to what she calls an undeniable truth: women, especially moms, are real-life superheroes. “Growing up, my mom had three kids…

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…

Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling While Breastfeeding
7/9/19
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Your Ultimate Guide to Traveling While Breastfeeding

Traveling while you’re still breastfeeding can seem off-putting. In fact, it sounds quite overwhelming. Luckily, thankfully, there are mothers out there who know how to play the game. In this case, our mom is Sara Novak, and she shares her ultimate guide to traveling while breastfeeding. The name of the game: planning ahead. First, she breaks down the most important question: What should bring? When traveling, the following are not luxuries, they are necessary to ensure pumping success. 1) A…

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…

Moms’ Equal Pay Day, June 10th, 2019
6/10/19
Family Health, Current News, Employers

Moms’ Equal Pay Day, June 10th, 2019

Today is Moms’ Equal Pay Day. This day marks how far into 2019 moms must work to catch up to make what dads earned in 2018. Coined the “motherhood penalty” by sociologists, this wage gap refers to the systematic disadvantages working mothers face – working moms are less likely to be hired, less likely to be perceived as competent at their jobs, and less likely to receive equal pay and benefits, as compared to working dads and even fellow women…

Rebecca Dunn-Levert
5/7/19
Family Health, Workplace Support

Rebecca Dunn-Levert

Ihave been traveling for work many times per year for many years. When I gave birth I knew that I wanted to exclusively breastfeed and it would be a challenge. When it was determined that my son had a milk allergy, I decided that there was no way I was turning back. He was about six weeks old so I was in pumping overdrive trying to pump as much milk reserves as possible. When I took my first trip I…

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