"How much maternity leave can I take without risking my job?"

"How long is paid maternity leave in California and am I eligible for it?"

"How do I know if what I'm being told by HR and online sources is accurate?"

The answers to the questions above can be complicated because they're often different for each person, even within the same company. If the information you're given isn't accurate, you could be leaving precious time off or income on the table. Whether you work for a large corporation or a small business, you deserve to know the truth. The Milk Your Benefits service makes sure you don't return to work before absolutely necessary.

Milk Your Benefits was launched in 2011 to meet the overwhelming need for advocacy of expectant parents in the state of California. Lauren Wallenstein is an expert in the area of maternity and paternity leave who ensures that you'll able to enjoy every possible moment with your newborn baby, even if you decide not to return to work

Client consultations are done by phone throughout the State of California

Pregnancy leave laws in California are uniquely generous but also challenging to implement with employer policies, especially when HR themselves are unclear on the particulars. Fathers and partners also face challenges getting clear answers to their paid parental leave questions. Milk Your Benefits combs through your maternity benefit policies to make sure that nothing is missed. A consultation will help you understand how to maximize the leave(s) you're eligible for, how much of that time will be paid, and how those conclusions were drawn.

Don't run the risk of leaving time off or income on the table:

The free advice you're seeing online is likely inaccurate!

  • I have enabled thousands of expectant parents to stay out on leave for as long as possible without forfeiting hidden sources of income
  • I'll craft a personalized, tailor-made leave estimate of how long you can be on leave and how much of that time can be paid
  • I have a reasonable, flat fee: There's no need to pay exorbitant attorney fees
  • Simply describe your goals and provide the necessary benefit information for me to review ahead of the consultation
  • I offer daytime, weekday appointments and also evening or weekend times for a small additional fee

 Maximize your paid maternity leave in California today!

new mom with new baby on maternity leave

About Lauren Wallenstein 
Lauren Wallenstein is a Human Resources consultant and mother based in Los Angeles. With years of corporate benefits and employee relations experience at companies such as Teleflora and TiVo, she crafts leave plans that are tailor-made for each client. Simply describe your goals and provide the necessary benefit information for her to review ahead of the consultation.

​As of February 2017, I am no longer teaching classes at The Pump Station. Classes of the same or similar name and all instructors are not affiliated in any way with Milk Your Benefits.


Milk Your Benefits helps expectant parents 
maximize their paid maternity and paternity leaves

in the State of California