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The day that MilkWorks opened its doors in 2001, some of our current clients were watching Barney, while others were kicking soccer balls on the playground or dreaming of prom. Parenting magazines (websites were still not common place) featured articles focusing on some pretty basic concerns for breastfeeding mothers: How often? How long? One side or both?
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In the early days of MilkWorks, when insurance coverage for breast pumps was but a dream, moms shared breast pumps, bought them at garage sales, and often purchased pumps that did little more than leave them with very sore nipples (and no milk!). The Affordable Care Act (ACA) changed all of that when it introduced Women’s Preventive Health Services. Insurance plans are now required to provide new mothers with breast pumps. When babies are fed human milk, they develop fewer acute and chronic health conditions, resulting in decreased health care costs - a major goal of the ACA. Read More....

I remember very clearly the day MilkWorks became a dream. Melissa Folsom, one of our founders, was breastfeeding her third child. She was struggling with a yeast overgrowth. The two of us were lamenting the lack of support for breastfeeding mothers in our community. Even though we were both busy taking care of our children, we ended the conversation by saying, “We have to make this happen!”

Almost 18 years later, MilkWorks continues to be the dream we envisioned. Even though our babies are grown (and some of my babies now have babies), mothers have not outgrown the need for what we do. I recently took a three month leave of absence. When I returned I asked each of our 40 staff members what MilkWorks means to them. They could not have said it better. Read More....