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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…

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…

How Men Can Support Breastfeeding Moms and Be Their Allies
6/17/21
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How Men Can Support Breastfeeding Moms and Be Their Allies

When it comes to breastfeeding, the first thing to know is that it’s not just about feeding a hungry little belly, but also about responsive parenting — allowing and assisting a new mom and baby to develop that trusting bond, reassurance, and closeness during those early weeks. For some parents, nursing comes easy and naturally, while for others, the struggle is very real! Partners play a critical role in breastfeeding outcomes and therefore it is important for them to understand…

What To Do With Your Frozen Stash of Breast Milk During a Power Outage
6/10/21
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

What To Do With Your Frozen Stash of Breast Milk During a Power Outage

When nature strikes and the power is out, these handy tips will help shed light on how you can keep your breast milk safe and your baby fed during a dreaded power failure! How to keep your breast milk frozen as long as possible: During a power outage, the most important thing to do is keep the freezer closed! According to the USDA, a full freezer can hold its temperature for approximately 48 hours if the door remains closed. The…

The Sleep Survival Guide for Moms — 6 Ways to Prioritize Sleep
5/7/21
Family Health, Workplace Support

The Sleep Survival Guide for Moms — 6 Ways to Prioritize Sleep

In a survey we conducted back in September 2020, 93% of moms reported getting less than 8 hours of sleep a night! With higher levels of stress, increased screen time, and major lifestyle changes (like kids buzzing around at home all day), parents — moms in particular — are battling coronasomnia. So whether you’re a new parent or you’ve been around the block a couple of times already, here are 6 ways to consistently prioritize sleep, in what will notably…

4 Self-Care Tips By Robin Long
11/12/20
Family Health

4 Self-Care Tips By Robin Long

We’re very excited to share a few self-care tips brought to you by Robin Long, CEO and Founder of the online wellness group, The Balanced Life. This super mom of four is passionate about helping moms relieve their stress while also providing uplifting tools and encouragement. Tune into Robin’s latest episode of The Balanced Life Podcast to hear her discuss all things motherhood with our CEO and Founder, Kate Torgersen. Nursing, pumping, holding your baby, and being a mom are…

How to Survive Daylight Savings Time, Easy Tips from a Sleep Consultant
10/23/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How to Survive Daylight Savings Time, Easy Tips from a Sleep Consultant

We are so excited to talk to Michelle McNeil, a mom of three, registered nurse, and pediatric sleep consultant, about something all parents need more of, SLEEP! From development during the Wonder Years to tips on how to gradually shift your child’s natural clock for daylight savings (this year it is the day after Halloween – BOOOO!) to managing sleep regression during the turmoil of a pandemic, Michelle is an incredible resource for families with babies and toddlers. Tell us…

How To Naturally Increase Your Milk Supply
10/15/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How To Naturally Increase Your Milk Supply

One of the early wonders of becoming a mother is the bonding and attachment that comes with breastfeeding your baby. Of course, every breastfeeding relationship is different. Whether it getting a good latch, surviving cluster feedings or establishing and maintaining your milk supply, breastfeeding often takes hard work and some good old fashioned trial and error to get things rolling and to keep ’em going. Breastfeeding is a supply and demand relationship. When feedings increase, your body responds to the…

How One Mom Tackled Breastfeeding in the NICU
9/30/20
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How One Mom Tackled Breastfeeding in the NICU

The United States has one of the highest rates to preterm births in the world. Each year approximately 1 in 10 U.S. babies are born too early — before 37 weeks. The moment they are born, these babies begin their journeys in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). For preemies, breast milk can be critically important to their progress, however, for the mothers of premature babies initiating milk production and breastfeeding can be extremely difficult. September is NICU Awareness Month…

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