PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Milk Stork, the first-ever breast milk shipping company, has been helping moms get breast milk home to hungry babies since 2015 and has shipped more than 3,200,000 ounces of breast milk. Now, the company has expanded its services to include the International Pump & Ship designed to support breastfeeding moms who are traveling overseas.
Recent data from the Labor Department shows that women have overtaken men as the majority in the U.S. workforce, holding 50.04% of jobs in December 2019. Additionally most moms are working moms and breastfeeding rates are on the rise despite painfully short maternity leaves. By these measures, more breast milk is being pumped by working mothers than ever before. And with this reality comes acute and annoying pain points that need to be solved.
“Over the past few years, Milk Stork has become known as a game changer in offices across the country,” said Kate Torgersen, founder and CEO, Milk Stork. “Now, we are expanding our offering to support more moms in new ways, and to make it easier to transport breast milk from wherever their ambitions take them. With the launch of the International Pump & Ship, Milk Stork truly becomes a global brand, and we are excited to continue offering innovative solutions to breastfeeding moms wherever they are.”
Milk Stork’s International Pump & Ship option supports moms on international trips enabling them to pack and ship 108 oz (a three-to-five day supply of breast milk for most moms) of refrigerated breast milk back to their babies in the U.S. The International Pump & Ship cooler kit includes everything that moms need to pack and ship their milk internationally including breast milk storage bags, international shipping labels and customs paperwork. The kit also includes a travel duffle and luggage tag, if travel plans change.
Available now, the International Pump & Ship enables road warrior moms to ship from 54 countries and starts at $399.
Milk Stork was founded out of a personal need. After the birth of her twins, Kate faced a four-day business trip, but she was not willing to sacrifice the breastfeeding relationship that she had struggled to forge. Instead, she pumped relentlessly prior to the trip to create two extra gallons of 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 place an order, please visit www.milkstork.com.
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 700 corporate partners who provide the service to their employees as an employee benefit, including Hilton, SAP, Pinterest, Nissan, and Home Depot. 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.