Lactation Rooms – Your Right

Here is a link to a fantastic post from Mamas at Work.  Cynthia worked hard to research these letters for a friend of hers who was struggling with finding a place to pump at work.  The letters included here are fantastic and could help any mom who needs help talking to her employer about finding…

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The Final Prolacta Update

You many be wondering what ended up happening with the whole Prolacta meeting.  If you recall, I had spoken the Scott Elster, CEO of Prolacta, and Susan Neumann, Prolacta VP of Milk Procurement about improving their transparency so that women have a clear understanding that they are not donating milk to a charitable organization but rather…

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Talking to Prolacta about improving their transparency

Friday before last, I met with Scott Elster, CEO of Prolacta, and Susan Neumann, Prolacta VP of Milk Procurement (now there’s a job title for a resume), ostensibly to talk about how Prolacta can improve their transparency.  For some background, here is the article I wrote originally that kicked this whole thing off: Prolacta, For-Profit Milk…

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Meeting with Prolacta Executives Happening Right Now!

At the time this post publishes, I will be sitting down with Scott Elster, Prolacta CEO, and Susan Neumann, Prolacta VP of Milk Procurement to talk to them about what caused me to write Prolacta, For-Profit Milk Banks, and Predatory PR Tactics, an article detailing my encounter with a Prolacta public relations representative. I am…

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Prolacta Update

You may remember the article I wrote about Prolacta and their lack of transparency when it comes to soliciting for milk from pumping moms.  In case you missed it: Prolacta, For-Profit Milk Banks, and Predatory PR Tactics Next Thursday, I will be sitting down with Scott Elster, Prolacta CEO and Susan Neumann, VP of Milk Procurement…

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Non-Profit Milk Banking and How You Can Help

Following my article about Prolacta and the for-profit breast milk industry, I received an email from Maryanne at the non-profit Mothers’ Milk Bank in San Jose.  Maryanne wondered if I would be interested in posting about non-profit milk banking, and I jumped at the chance!  I had a wonderful conversation with Executive Director Pauline Sakamoto…

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Working for Change in the For-Profit Breastmilk Industry

Last week, I wrote about Prolacta in my post Prolacta, For-Profit Milk Banks, and Predatory PR Tactics, and I received responses from Prolacta, the International Breastmilk Project (a Prolacta milk-collection agency), and a non-profit HMBANA milk bank.  You can read their responses to my posts in the comments, and each had different thoughts on my…

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