New benefit answers soaring demand with new, nationwide users being added daily

The country’s leading work-life provider, LifeCare, has formally launched, “MilkShip” – a breast milk shipping service enabling breastfeeding moms to send their milk home while they travel.

“The ability to safely ship their valuable breast milk home to their children is of paramount importance to breastfeeding moms who travel for business,” says Peter Burki, Founder & CEO of LifeCare, “Business schedules don’t always allow for moms to stockpile milk in advance of their travel. This service provides a secure option that is critically important to working moms.”

Although milk shipping options have previously been available in the marketplace, many large companies have been left out because those options don’t meet their strict data handling and security requirements. With nearly 35 years of serving Fortune 100 corporations and the government, LifeCare is able to provide the MilkShip benefit and bring peace of mind to benefit managers who can’t afford to skimp on security and privacy standards.

Historically, when employed mothers have been faced with the prospect of business travel, they’ve had few options for maintaining their breastfeeding and pumping schedules. In many instances, valuable breast milk was thrown away because of insufficient options for travel and shipping.

Now, with the launch of MilkShip, LifeCare is addressing the needs of these breastfeeding moms. No matter where they travel, these moms can now use specially-refrigerated shipping kits that contain everything needed to safely send their milk home to their children.

Specifically, the MilkShip program provides:

  • 24/7/365 lactation consultant access to arrange milk shipping
  • In-travel support to confirm pickup and delivery
  • A comprehensive kit requiring moms only to pack their breast pump
  • Domestic and International support
  • Travel and TSA guidance
  • Holistic guidance to ensure members needs are fully met

MilkShip is offered under LifeCare’s comprehensive workplace lactation program, Mothers at Work – which provides personalized support and tools for new moms. That way, after their pregnancy, they can successfully transition back to work while continuing to breastfeed with 24/7 access to board-certified lactation consultants.

In fact, with its expert resources addressing questions, concerns and challenges (at no cost to the employee) the Mothers at work program also improves employee engagement, focus and productivity.

Burki adds, “At LifeCare, we’re committed to continually improving our services. With this new service, we are providing even greater support to working mothers and their employers.”

About LifeCare
LifeCare provides employer-sponsored work-life benefits to 61,000 clients, including Fortune 500 companies and large branches of the federal government, representing 100 million members nationwide. In addition to MilkShip, LifeCare also provides a full suite of work-life solutions that save members time with personal life needs such as Backup Care Connection, Senior Care Management, Homework Connection, BenConnect, and Mothers@Work. LifeCare also operates LifeMart, an online discount shopping website that provides real savings on everyday products and needs. LifeCare is headquartered in Shelton, CT.