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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…

How to Travel While Breastfeeding, Advice from Kelley Ferro
3/18/19
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

How to Travel While Breastfeeding, Advice from Kelley Ferro

Breastfeeding and traveling actually go together quite well–when you are bringing your baby, that is. When you are traveling WITHOUT your baby and you are still a breastfeeding mama, things get complicated. That is why I wanted to share my advice for how I managed to make sure Aurora was fed, to keep my supply up, and to safely bring all my milk back home while I was traveling. Firstly, breastfeeding shouldn’t keep you from traveling. It is not easy…

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…

Mom (and Dad) on a Mission
2/27/19
Family Health

Mom (and Dad) on a Mission

You, as a working mom, encounter unique challenges each day as you step out of your home and into the world. However, a community of driven moms who have been there and done that 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, ran marathons, become experts and developed into better employees and employers, all because they became parents. Amy Henderson, CEO and…

Crazy Pumping Stories
2/27/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Crazy Pumping Stories

If you are one of our faithful Instagram followers, then you have been exposed to some of the crazy pumping stories we have posted over the past few months. As you can imagine, there are many more where those came from! It is insane how dedicated all you mamas are — between the places and situations you’ve found yourselves in while trying to get milk to your baby, we are in awe of you, and can’t help but continue to…

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…

Moms on a Mission: Winnie Co-Founder
1/2/19
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

Moms on a Mission: Winnie Co-Founder

You, as a working mom, encounter unique challenges each day as you step foot from your home into the world. However, a community of driven moms who have been there and done that are here to impart wisdom gained through their years of experience. In our moms on a mission series, we gather advice from women who started companies, ran marathons, became experts and have developed into better employees due to becoming parents. Sara Mauskopf, CEO and Co-Founder of Winnie…

New Airport Law Brings New Freedoms to Moms
11/19/18
Family Health, Current News

New Airport Law Brings New Freedoms to Moms

We all know, as moms, that there is nothing worse than getting scooted off into a tiny, uncomfortable, bathroom stall at the airport to pump or breastfeed. One mom, a superhero mom, for that matter decided she was going to make things a little bit easier for all the moms. Tammy Duckworth is a senator in Illinois, she was the first Asian American to be elected. She is a veteran who served in Iraq, who suffered major wounds causing her…

Providing a Place to Pump When Space is Limited
11/17/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Providing a Place to Pump When Space is Limited

Since you more than likely have new mothers returning to work from maternity leave, chances are you already know you are required to provide them with a space for pumping. According to Section 7 of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to provide “a place, other than a bathroom, that is shielded from view and free from intrusion from coworkers and the public, which may be used by an employee to express breast milk.” In a perfect…

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