It's summer and that can mean vacations and traveling! For the pumping mom, the question of how to get milk from one destination to another can be a difficult one.
We usually recommend packing milk in a cooler with lots of ice, taping it up, and checking it to your destination. But what about times when that method won't work (or the flight is too long?) Recently, the Milk Stork service gave us a great overview of their services. We've included this information below.
Tell us, how have you gotten your milk from one place to another?
Here is an overview of services: Milk Stork provides the following breastfeeding travel solutions:
Pump & Ships
Pre-addressed and pre-labeled with FedEx Priority Overnight Shipping labels (for delivery anywhere in the US), Pump & Ships provide at least 72 hours of refrigeration and enable moms to overnight milk home as needed.
Pump & Ships are available in two sizes:
* 34 oz (a day’s supply of breast milk) at $139/delivery plus shipping and handling to the destination. This is a great option for moms with newborns who need to send home a daily supply of milk.
* 72 oz (over two days’ supply) at $159/delivery, plus shipping and handling to the destination. This is a great option for moms who want to send more milk home less often, nurse more than one baby or who have a larger milk supplies.
Pump & Totes
Compliant with domestic TSA carry-on regulations and complete with an easy-to-activate, push-button cooler and free tote—Pump & Totes provide 60 hours of refrigeration and offer moms a convenient way to carry their milk home with them on a long flight or road trip. They’re also great for weekend and Sunday travel, when a mom might otherwise arrive home before a cooler shipped separately.
Pump & Totes are available in two sizes:
* 34 oz (a day’s supply of breast milk) at $79/tote plus shipping and handling to the destination.
* 72 oz (over two days’ supply) at $89/tote plus shipping and handling to the destination.
There is shipping and handling charge to cover the cost of getting the kit(s) to your travel destination which varies based on order lead-time, quantity, and destination. You will have visibility to the shipping and handling cost before you complete your order.
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