When you're pumping or nursing on the go, the last thing you want to worry about is whether your breast milk is still safe for your baby to drink. Keeping your expressed milk at the proper temperature while you're traveling can seem like a tricky task, especially because you may not be using it right away, and checking it every 30 minutes to make sure it's still frozen probably doesn't sound like the most productive use of your time. Luckily, there are a variety of ice packs for traveling with pumped milk that are specifically designed to keep your breast milk frozen and safe for your baby, whenever you're ready to use it.
I know what you're probably thinking — reading articles about ice packs means you've reached a new level a "mom-ness." But as unexciting as the topic may be, keeping your liquid gold at the perfect temperature is actually a task that shouldn't be taken lightly. In fact, according La Leche League, you can store your breast milk in insulated coolers with ice packs for up to 24 hours, as long as the temperature stays between five and -39 degrees Fahrenheit. So these ice packs will definitely come in handy if you ever plan to travel with that liquid gold in tow.
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2. For The Mom Who Likes To Keep It Simple
Whether you're taking a roadtrip with your baby or flying solo, the Ameda Cool N Carry breast milk storage system ($30) will make it simple. The reusable and non-toxic ice packs are easy to clean and will keep your milk cold for up to ten hours.