You may have heard horror stories about moms being forced to dump their breast milk in airports. This baffling and frustrating for many moms, especially seeing as it's 2017. The good news is that many agents do understand breast milk security procedures, which means it's important for you to learn and follow them to a T. Before flying, there are some things to know about storing breast milk for a flight to make sure you get through the security process as quickly as possible, and as smoothly as possible.
Traveling as a breastfeeding mother can be a challenge, but not impossible if you plan ahead. Going through the security process may get frustrating and time consuming, but as long as you know the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines in regards to breast milk storage, you should be good. That being said, if you're traveling internationally you may want to acquaint yourself with the rules of other countries, as they could differ from those of the U.S. Additionally, it's a good idea to learn the timeline for breast milk freshness to ensure you're refrigerating and storing in the safest manner possible for your baby's consumption.
To ease your mind and help you in preserving your liquid gold during plane travel, here are seven things you should know about storing milk on a flight.