You've been dreaming about your getaway for months, but when it comes to the last-minute details of your trip, you might find yourself getting a bit stressed. As great as a getaway can be, they require incessant amounts of planning, especially for the breastfeeding mom. Aside from the normal travel questions surrounding TSA regulations, breastfeeding moms need to consider their milk supply, storage options, and how to pump while they're away from their baby. If a cruise is your getaway of choice there are a few things to know about storing breast milk for a cruise to ensure your trip is as smooth as stress-free as you've been dreaming about.
Whether you're traveling with or without your baby, many moms choose to pump while they're on vacation to keep up their milk supply and allow for a bit more freedom (hello, margaritas.) In fact, if you're planning to be gone for more than a few days, pumping while you're away is a must, unless you're planning on weaning during your trip.
Although most cruise lines are accommodating to breastfeeding moms, it's important to understand your particular cruise's policies and regulations before booking your trip — especially if you know you'll need to pump frequently and store your milk while you're there.