PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Known in offices around the world as the first-ever breast milk shipping company and a game-changer, Milk Stork has achieved a number of milestones since its launch in 2015. Today, the road warrior mom-focused brand is offered to employees at more than 650 companies and has shipped more than 3,000,000 ounces of breast milk. Now, the company has announced that its trusted service is being offered by 30 percent of the organizations that were listed on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019, including Hilton, Zillow Group, and Adobe.
“It is truly astounding to see something that started as an idea after a particularly challenging work trip has become such an integral part of today’s workplace,” said Kate Torgersen, Founder and CEO, Milk Stork. “To see so many of our customers named on Fortune’s list of 100 Best Companies to Work For demonstrates that we are more than just a perk – Milk Stork is an essential benefit to support working mothers so that they may continue to breastfeed while pursuing their professional ambitions.”
Milk Stork offers three unique services that each allows traveling, breastfeeding moms to safely get their refrigerated breast milk home:
Pump & Ship
- Ship refrigerated breast milk home overnight from anywhere in the U.S.
Pump & Tote
- Take refrigerated breast milk home in a convenient carry-on tote
International Pump & Check
- Shipped to your international destination, enables refrigerated breast milk to be packed in the comfort of any overseas hotel room and checked as luggage on the flight home
After the birth of her twins, Kate had a very different breastfeeding relationship than she had with her first baby. With twins, she produced twice the amount of breast milk - approximately a half gallon of milk per day. When faced with a four-day business trip, she had to pump relentlessly before her trip to create two extra gallons for milk to ensure that they would have enough to eat while she was away. Then, during the trip, she had to pump every three hours to maintain her milk supply for when she returned. After lugging two gallons of breast milk home, enduring lengthy inspections by TSA, not to mention odd stares, she arrived home exhausted, frustrated, and angry. There had to be a simple solution to this complex problem. She contacted her father, Mike Torgersen, with her idea, and together they created Milk Stork, the first breast milk shipping company. Since then, Kate has become an advocate for working mothers and has made it her mission to normalize pumping and motherhood in the workplace.
For more information or to offer Milk Stork as an employee benefit at your organization, please visit www.milkstork.com/employers.
About Milk Stork:
Milk Stork was launched in August 2015 as the first-ever breast milk shipping company for moms who needed a simple solution for getting their breast milk to their babies back home. Working mom made, and made for working moms, Milk Stork supports more than 650 corporate partners who provide the service to their employees as an employee benefit. In February 2019, Milk Stork was awarded Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies Award in the Travel category for its unparalleled commitment to supporting working, traveling moms. For more information on Milk Stork, visit www.milkstork.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.