Packing Checklist for Flying With Bottles and Breastmilk or Formula

I have written extensively in the past about breastfeeding or breastmilk pumping when you travel, but I've never written about what to pack if you intend to feed your baby expressed breastmilk or formula on your trip.

Traveling With Expressed Breastmilk
As of this writing, mothers are able to ...

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Product Review: Medela Freestyle™ Breastpump

Medela Freestyle Breast Pump

This is an unpaid review of the Medela Freestyle breastpump. The product was given to me for review by Medela. My review policy dictates that I never keep samples valued at over $40, and because the Freestyle cannot be reused by another person, I returned this unit to the manufacturer ...

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Packing Checklist for Breastmilk Pumping When You Travel

Whew, I had a lot more to say about breastfeeding and pumping when you travel than I realized! In this post, I'll cover what you should bring with you in your carryon bag if you plan to pump or breastfeed on your flight. My next post will cover what ...

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Practical Tips for Nursing and Pumping on an Airplane

In Seattle, where I live, Breasfeeding in public is common, and I quickly became comfortable nursing whenever I needed to. On an airplane, however, things are different. You are inches away from someone you've never met, and that person might be any age, gender, or from a culture with ...

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Practical Tips for Breastfeeding and Pumping in an Airport

Perhaps you want to pump a bottle for baby before you board your flight, or maybe baby is telling you she's ready to nurse. You've already followed our tips for finding a quiet Place to breastfeed or pump in the airport and now you just need to deal ...

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Finding a Quiet Place to Nurse or Pump in an Airport

You've arrived safely at the airport, checked your bags, and baby is ready to eat (or perhaps you need to pump a bottle for the airplane). You're probably trying to figure out where you'll find a private, quiet spot where baby won't be distracted by the ...

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Reader Questions: Nursing and Pumping on an Airplane

I recently got a great question from Andy who said:

Your blog is wonderful but it does not address the issue of expressed breastmilk. I breastfeed my seven month old, but I also pump and supplement with formula due to diminished supply. In addition, we have started solids. When I ...

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Nursing on a Plane

Everyone has their anxieties about getting on a long plane ride, especially with two small children in tow. If you’re an anxious person (like me), you obsess about it weeks before.

My anxiety is about nursing on the plane.

In most ways I’m delighted to do it. My ...

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