July 29th, 2015, 09:27 AM
I have an upcoming one day trip - staying overnight and coming back the next morning, and I have been searching the forum for tips to pump while traveling with out baby. I've found some, but I would like to hear experiences of other pumping moms that have had to travel with out baby.
I will be leaving around 4:30 am and I will be back around 10:30 am the next morning, so about 30 hours away. I will nurse before I leave (which is usually the time baby wakes up at night anyway). I have been pumping for this trip and I think I have enough in the freezer, I need to recount, but yesterday I counted about 55+ oz, and I will be saving the extra this week as well, which is usually about 2 oz a day. Should I keep extra formula in the house just in case? I worry that baby would eat more than what I have, since I'll have little room in the stored BM for that.
Any tips for pumping in airports and planes? Besides bringing enough storage bags, pump parts, batteries, cooler (how big??) and ice packs (how many??), anything I should consider or think about before I leave?
I will have access to a fridge, but I am not sure about freezer for the ice packs...:shrug