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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…

Breastfeeding: To Cover or Not to Cover? Knowing Your Rights and Options
8/6/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Breastfeeding: To Cover or Not to Cover? Knowing Your Rights and Options

Late last month, you might have seen some surprising headlines: Breastfeeding in Public is FINALLY Legal in All 50 States. You probably thought to yourself, “It’s 2018—wasn’t breastfeeding already legal everywhere?” Or maybe you’re a breastfeeding advocate who has long been aware of the holes in many of our country’s breastfeeding laws. Because while it wasn’t necessarily illegal to breastfeed anywhere prior to these recent law changes, there were still some states that didn’t have laws on the books explicitly…

The Hassles of Traveling with Breast Milk (And Why More Companies Should Be Looking Out for Their Employees)
7/15/18
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

The Hassles of Traveling with Breast Milk (And Why More Companies Should Be Looking Out for Their Employees)

As a country, we tend to ask a lot of new moms returning to the workforce. Unlike the rest of the world, we ask them to take their maternity leave unpaid—so they have to spend their pregnancy calculating how long they can afford to go without a paycheck. Then, we ask them to return to work sooner than any other working mothers in the world and well before their babies are eating solid food. On top of that, they must…

Why It’s Time to Make Your Company’s Breastfeeding Policies Public Knowledge
7/13/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

Why It’s Time to Make Your Company’s Breastfeeding Policies Public Knowledge

So here you are, feeling like you’ve got this whole pumping-at-work thing under control. You’ve researched and adhered to the most recent pumping and breastfeeding workplace requirements. You’ve created a breastfeeding policy that lives in that giant binder of policies and procedures on your desk (and your hard drive). You’ve updated the company’s Intranet, so that a digital copy of the policy can be easily obtained by any employee who looks for it. And you may even have signage posted…

3 Key California Breastfeeding Laws your HR Department Should Know
7/12/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Current News

3 Key California Breastfeeding Laws your HR Department Should Know

California has several important legal protections for nursing mothers returning to work after maternity leave. It’s incredibly important that your HR department is aware of, and willingly compliant in, providing breastfeeding mothers with the benefits they are lawfully entitled to receive. Consider this your CliffsNotes® guide to California employment laws that protect breastfeeding. Each section provides an overview on one of three main laws with direct links to the associated policy. These laws focus on ensuring time and accommodations to…

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace
7/11/18
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Employers

Breast Pumping Schedules in the Workplace

Working in HR means addressing a variety of important issues and maintaining a comfortable and productive environment among employees. Every employee who comes through the door has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses, as well as different personalities and personal challenges. For new moms, knowing when and where they will be allowed to pump during their workday is often a top concern. Consider Sarah. A first-time mom returning from maternity leave sitting in front of you asking questions about…

Happy Father’s Day, Superdad!
6/16/18
Family Health, Current News

Happy Father’s Day, Superdad!

This one’s for all the Superdads out there! Today we celebrate you and all you do to support breastfeeding. We see you. And we appreciate you. It made our day when you: Helped make sure that we had a good latch Tackled all of the middle-of-the-night diaper changes Did the dream feed so we could get a little more sleep Brought us a tall glass of water when we were pumping or nursing, because the thirst kicked in Shared a…

Watch: Tips for Supermoms Traveling with Breast Milk
6/8/18
Travel Tips, Family Health, Pumping & Feeding

Watch: Tips for Supermoms Traveling with Breast Milk

Have a trip around the corner? We know that traveling away from your sweet bundle of joy can be a little stressful. That’s why we’ve put together this short list of tips for before, during, and after your trip so that things go as smoothly as possible while you’re away from your baby. Plan Your Stash and Backup There’s no such thing as being too prepared, especially when it comes to breast milk. Whether you are stockpiling or shipping your…

Rachel Kadlec
5/16/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Rachel Kadlec

My story isn’t necessarily of a “super mom” traveling across the world for her career, but as a mom who just wanted to sneak away for a little alone time to rekindle the woman inside of me and the marriage that started our whole amazing family. I have three beautiful little boys, 4 years old, 2 years old and a newborn. This healthy, adorable little newborn really prefers MY company all.night.long. So, nursing, snuggling, nursing, snuggling, repeat, repeat, repeat. It…

Brit Williams
5/14/18
Family Health, Workplace Support

Brit Williams

I found Milk Stork as I was trying to prepare for an 8 day international work trip when my son was just 5 months. Prior to this trip, I had tried the whole pack my milk in a cooler and it was horrible. I was worried about my milk, TSA checked ALL my stuff and ALL of me and then took my ice packs because they weren’t “frozen” enough (and wouldn’t be the only time they took my ice packs…

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