Today we’re going to talk about breast milk. You may not think that has anything to do with business travel, but we’re here to tell you that it does. In fact, the correlation is important, which you’ll come to understand in this illuminating and life-affirming interview.From the outside, breastfeeding can look like a beautiful bond (And it is). But it’s also fraught with issues that most people don’t know about. Low supply, over supply, latch problems, plugged ducts. Also, pumping milk is incredibly time-consuming.For a nursing mother to take a business trip, she has to make sure that the baby has enough milk while she’s away, keep up with her pumping schedule to sustain her milk supply, refrigerate her pumped milk while on the go, and get it all back home—because that stuff is liquid gold. This is all on top of missing her wonderful baby and needing to perform well during her meetings or events.
Today, we hear from Kate Torgersen, founder and CEO of
Milk Stork, an innovative startup based out of the San Francisco Bay Area that allows breastfeeding moms to pack their breast milk at refrigeration temperature in lightweight coolers and ship it back home overnight from any location in the US.
I had to take all of it through airport security. After they inspected it and asked me to dump excess water from the ice packs, I had to go replenish the ice from a bar in the terminal. As I was going through this process, I was thinking there has to be a better way. Immediately when I got back from my trip, I started working on Milk Stork. We launched in August of 2015.