Nursing mothers working at Latham & Watkins can now ship their breast milk home when they're working abroad.
Lawyers at the US firm, including those based in London, can opt into the scheme by submitting a form giving the name of their out-of-town lodgings and date of arrival. When they check-in, they will discover that Lathams has sent a complete milk-transporting kit in advance. It includes tape to seal the box, six NUK® nursing bags (holding six ounces each), a shipping label with tracking information and a cooler. The cooler's internal refrigeration widget keeps its cargo chilled for 72 hours.
Once the lawyer has finished expressing (or drugging a local and removing their kidney), she can drop off the cooler at the front desk and it will be shipped to her home address.
|"Great, I'm starving...I mean, my baby is starving."|
Hayley Gladstone, an associate in Chicago and global co-chair of Latham & Watkins' Parent Lawyers Group, said it was an "easy way to solve what can be a logistical nightmare". And so much more profitable than looking after a mewling newborn during those first few precious and unrepeatable months.
The firm said it believed it was the first to offer a breast milk shipping service, and it's probably right.