TIPS FOR BREASTFEEDING MUMS WHO TRAVEL (WITH KIDS AND WITHOUT)
There is an ever-growing number of mothers who travel during the breastfeeding season of their lives, both with and without their children.
I’ve seen women from different countries and cultures nourish their children on train rides, in the middle of busy restaurants and quiet corners of crowded airports.
The commitment I’ve observed nursing mothers have for breastfeeding their children led me to ask lactation experts, breastfeeding advocates as well as experienced traveling mothers for their tips and insights.
Plan in advance. Look at your itinerary or schedule, and identify opportunities for breaks for breastfeeding during your day.
Different cultures and countries view breastfeeding in public in different ways. It is prudent to be mindful of local laws, customs and sentiments on the matter. If you feel strongly about your right to breastfeed in public, look up local laws on it and bring a copy.
Even if your baby accompanies you on your travel, you may still need to express milk. Check your hotel or accommodations for access to a refrigerator for storage.
Declare any breast milk that you intend to carry on a flight during security screening at the airport when flying. The United States’ Transportation Security Administration (TSA) considers breast milk belonging to the category of liquid medication and is not subject to the 3.4-ounce restriction for other liquids and gels.
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