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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…

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…

Take the Damn Leave
6/17/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Employers

Take the Damn Leave

Leading by Example Means Taking Paternity Leave With Father’s Day just around the corner, we want to bring attention to the issue of paid family leave in the U.S. and, specifically, paternity leave. Who better to talk about this important issue than our friend, Andrew Doan, a dad of three and one of the founders of Bokee, the one-handed bottle prep accessory. I wanted to take a minute to talk about the issue of paid family leave in the US…

Co-Regulating with Children During COVID-19
3/31/20
Family Health

Co-Regulating with Children During COVID-19

Did you know that your children co-regulate with you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When your children are feeling dysregulated (or out of sorts) for one reason or another, they are looking to you to help bring them back to calm. In times of uncertainty like these, as parents, we must be the calm presence our kiddos need to be able to downregulate. Downregulate – “The process of reducing or suppressing a response to a stimulus” (Merriam-Webster) Basically, if you’re not calm, your babies…

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…

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