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WEBINAR | How HR Leaders Can Unlock the Power and ROI of Parental Support Programs
6/4/24
Current News, Employers

WEBINAR | How HR Leaders Can Unlock the Power and ROI of Parental Support Programs

We're thrilled to announce our upcoming exclusive webinar with industry expert Kortney Ross. The webinar will focus on the critical importance of supporting working parents in today’s workforce. Join us on Thursday, June 27, 2024 at 2pm ET/11am PT for this live 45-minute event! Why Attend? In this session, you will learn how implementing parental support programs not only ensures compliance with new laws but also drives significant business benefits. Kortney Ross will provide actionable insights and strategies to help…

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…

What You Need to Know About Milk-Sharing During the Formula Shortage
5/23/22
Pumping & Feeding, Current News

What You Need to Know About Milk-Sharing During the Formula Shortage

In light of the formula shortage, more parents are turning to peer-to-peer milk sharing. The nutritional benefits of breast milk are unparalleled, but if you’re not careful, the risk of milk sharing may outweigh the benefits. Unlike milk banks, which conduct extensive health screenings on donors and serve fragile and ill babies most in need of human milk, peer-to-peer milk sharing is informal and unregulated. So, while it might be more accessible to parents, it is not without risk. Understanding…

New Research Shows Human Milk Contains Long-Lasting, Potent Antibodies against COVID-19
3/23/21
Pumping & Feeding, Current News

New Research Shows Human Milk Contains Long-Lasting, Potent Antibodies against COVID-19

NEW YORK — March 23, 2021 — A new study shows that milk from lactating mothers who were previously infected with COVID-19 contains long-lasting COVID-19 antibodies capable of blocking virus infection, which was published on MedRxiv. The research, led by Rebecca Powell, PhD, Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, is a continuation of preliminary work earlier in the pandemic that demonstrated that after infection, nearly all women produce a particularly potent type…

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…

A Note from YouthfulNest on Designing the Family Room @ SXSW
3/15/19
Press, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

A Note from YouthfulNest on Designing the Family Room @ SXSW

When Milk Stork reached out to me to partner with them in designing the Milk Stork Family Room @ SXSW, I was thrilled! The Milk Stork brand is providing a much-needed service that supports motherhood in a way that could only have been realized by a woman whose own personal experience in trying to make it all work — breastfeed and travel for business — resulted in the creation of something innovative and revolutionary. This is something that I can…

Milk Stork Named To Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
2/20/19
Press, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

Milk Stork Named To Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019

PALO ALTO, CA (February 20, 2019) – Milk Stork, the first-ever breast milk shipping company, has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019. The list honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture, showcasing a variety of ways to thrive in today’s volatile world. Milk Stork was recognized in the Travel category for its unparalleled commitment to breastfeeding, traveling moms, allowing them to seamlessly ship their…

Count Nursing Mamas Out for Jury Duty
2/6/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

Count Nursing Mamas Out for Jury Duty

We know that adhering to your pumping schedule at work is tough, but trying to maintain a pumping schedule while on jury duty? What a nightmare! Imagine spending hours on end in a jury box while feeling increasingly swollen and/or leaky, or not having access to proper facilities – no thanks! Fortunately, states are catching on to this dilemma and have rolled out options that provide alternative solutions for nursing moms. As of 2019, at least seventeen states, along with…

New York Law Brings Changing Tables to Men’s Restrooms
2/5/19
Family Health, Current News

New York Law Brings Changing Tables to Men’s Restrooms

It’s as if dads just emerged. As of 2018, New York passed a new law that requires all men’s bathrooms to have changing tables, finally, but that was just the easy part. In 2018, a dad posted a photo of himself squatting on the bathroom floor changing his baby’s diaper. Donte Palmer began his post with, “What’s the deal with not having changing tables in men’s bathrooms as if we don’t exist!” He included a hashtag #squatforchange and his post…

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