As if the frustrations of air travel weren't bad enough, airports have restrictions on how much liquid you can take with you through their security checkpoints and onto airplanes. Of course, this is for everyone's safety as liquid explosives pose a serious threat to aircraft carriers. Here's the good news, though. However annoyed you are that you have to toss your Poland Spring ouncer, your breast milk is good to go.
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Air travel can be a headache for anyone, and for breastfeeding mothers, flying presents a whole other set of challenges. Breast milk, formula and juice are all allowed through security in your carry-on bag. Breast milk is exempt from the 3. It can be helpful to print out the TSA guidelines ahead of time to present to officers in case of any confusion or problem. But as Mayer noted, travelers do not have to waste their breast milk or expose it to possible contamination.
Breast milk, formula, and juice are all allowed in your carry-on bag. You also can ask the TSA agent to put on a fresh pair of gloves if they handle your bottles or bags of milk. Pro mama tip: the heavy duty ice packs last longer than the frozen gel packs. Pack your pump, breast milk, and freezer packs together in one bag to simplify your life.