Twitter has launched a program that helps new mothers ship their breastmilk home while they are away on business trips. Lactating employees can either bring cold-shipping materials with them when they travel, or order the necessary packaging directly to their hotels. The company will then cover the cost of express-shipping the milk back home. It’s not a particularly complex initiative, but it promises to help mothers get sustenance to their babies and prevent precious breast milk from going to waste (in order to maintain milk supply, a mother must pump every few hours, but that milk will spoil if she is on the road for several days). Twitter is not the first company to address the needs of breastfeeding mothers who return to work: IBM and the consulting firm Accenture have announced plans for similar milk-shipping programs.
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