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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…

New Guide 📓 The Family-Friendly Advantage: A Magnet for Top Talent
2/13/24
Workplace Support, Employers

New Guide 📓 The Family-Friendly Advantage: A Magnet for Top Talent

Are you ready to take your company's talent strategy to the next level? In today's fiercely competitive job market, where Gen Z and millennial employees are increasingly calling the shots, traditional HR approaches just don't cut it anymore. It's time to get ahead of the curve and proactively shape your organization's future. Introducing our new guide, Cultivating a Family-Friendly Workplace: A Journey from Fertility to Childhood and Beyond. This comprehensive resource gives you game-changing insights, including: 🌟 Elevating Family Benefits:…

Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers
1/30/24
Workplace Support, Employers

Employer Tips: Complying With the PUMP Act to Support New Mothers

Large corporations increasingly recognize the importance of family-friendly policies to attract and retain top talent. The recent U.S. legislation, the PUMP Act, is a significant step toward supporting nursing mothers in the workplace. Here, we look at the specifics of the new legislation and what steps enterprises are taking to support new mothers beyond mandates. Understanding the PUMP Act The PUMP Act, or Providing Urgent Maternal Protections, was signed into law in December 2022. Under this law, all companies must:…

How to Prepare Your Breastfeeding Baby for Daycare: A Step-by-Step Guide
10/3/23
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

How to Prepare Your Breastfeeding Baby for Daycare: A Step-by-Step Guide

Getting your little one ready for daycare might feel like a big task. Transitioning your breastfeeding infant to daycare requires thoughtful planning to ensure a smooth experience. Here are some practical steps to prepare you and your baby for this exciting new chapter. Establish a Feeding Routine for Daycare: To align with the daycare schedule, consider gently transitioning from on-demand breastfeeding to a more predictable feeding routine. This benefits both you and the caregivers, helping them anticipate your baby’s feeding…

Milk Stork x Kids & Company Team Up to Ease the Transition Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents
10/2/23
Family Health, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

Milk Stork x Kids & Company Team Up to Ease the Transition Back to Work for Breastfeeding Parents

We know that returning to work is a milestone filled with mixed emotions—excitement, anxiety, and a whole lot of logistical planning, especially for breastfeeding parents. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Milk Stork has partnered with Kids & Company to make this transition smoother and less stressful for you! Returning to work as a breastfeeding parent can feel like you’re walking a tightrope—with your heart on one side and your career on the other. The Stress of The Transition…

How to Create a Lactation Friendly Culture at Work
4/5/22
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support, Employers

How to Create a Lactation Friendly Culture at Work

Pumping parents know a thing or two about stress, so this Stress Awareness Month, we want to help you make the transition back into the workplace as painless as possible. A New Mom’s Healthy Returns study revealed that 4 out of 5 employees want better breastfeeding support from their employer. Among the most important: having a flexible schedule upon returning to work and having breastfeeding benefits, such as breast milk shipping and space to comfortably accommodate multiple pumping moms. HR…

Your Lactation Rights: Get the Support You Need
3/2/22
Workplace Support

Your Lactation Rights: Get the Support You Need

It’s on all of us to normalize breastfeeding — whether you’re a brand new parent, a parent who pumped years ago, or an ally to the parent community — speaking out and supporting one another is key for a healthy and safe future. Now more than ever, a lack of lactation support is a growing concern as the pandemic wanes and workplaces begin to reopen. If you’re a pumping parent heading back to the office, it’s crucial to know your…

5 Things You Need to Know About Flying with Breast Milk
5/20/21
Travel Tips, Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

5 Things You Need to Know About Flying with Breast Milk

As we embark on a new post-pandemic reality, many of us are eager to leave our houses, unplug from Zoom, and hit the skies for summer vacation. If you gave birth during this unusual time, it may be baby’s first vacation and the first for you as a breastfeeding mom — so before you jetset, here’s what you need to know about flying with breast milk. 1. What is Actually Allowed to Be Carried On? Breast milk, formula, and juice…

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…

10 Helpful Tips For Working & Pumping Moms
8/6/20
Pumping & Feeding, Workplace Support

10 Helpful Tips For Working & Pumping Moms

Whether you’re a mom returning to work or just looking for some pumping tips in general, you’ve come to the right place! Breastfeeding Consultant and Doula, Shelley Halloran, has given us her top 10 tips to make your pumping experience a little bit easier this time around. 1. Don’t Panic! You don’t need a freezer full of milk to go back to work, just a day or two’s worth is fine! Mothers typically begin storing milk somewhere between 2-4 weeks…

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