Re: Breastfeeding and air travel
I also used the ice packs, then when I got through security I filled the rest of the cooler up with ice from a restaurant. I never had any problems going through security with it.
Are you flying alone w/ your baby?
I usually fly Delta btw. I always book online and can never figure out how to make my ticket say 'infant in arms' when I book on the delta website. Anyways I learned it's best to call to make sure your ticket says 'infant in arms' because there are some seats you can't sit in w/ the baby. Also ask when you check in if you can get a seat w/o anyone next to you if there's extra room on the plane.
Also, the changing table is in most bathrooms and it's on the wall directly above the toilet. Ask the flight attendant to show you where it is. If your plane doesn't have one they will let you change the baby on the floor where they sit. Bring a portable changing mat with you.
Yep you're supposed to nurse taking off and landing. Mine was 12 weeks first flight and he refused to nurse landing. But he was fine, don't stress over it if you can't get your baby nursing at the exact time he needs to. DS was okay.
Enjoy the trip, flying with an infant is easy cake compared to a big loud annoying toddler that tries to show your boobs off to the whole plane.