Re: Breastfeeding and air travel
I don't know anything about traveling with pumped milk, but here are some tricks that always helped me on the plane:
- Bring a large shawl. Not only is it useful for nursing privately, but your baby may nap quite contentedly underneath it, since it blocks a lot of light and noise.
- Bring a sling for the plane and the airport. It's much better than a carseat, because you can get up and walk around and the movement will soothe your baby. It's also a lot less clumsy.
- Your carry-on bag should include the following items: hand sanitizer, extra diapers, change of clothes for you and your LO (in case of disastrous spit-up or poop-explosion), wipes, paci in case your LO won't take the breast (optional, depends on whether or not pacis work for you), and plastic bags to contain soiled items.
- Don't dispose of soiled diapers in the airplane trash. Those trash bins don't get cleaned out often enough, and if you leave a soiled diaper in there, you're leaving a horrid stench for the next people on the plane. Wrap soiled dipes in plastic and give them to the steward/stewardess.
Have a good time! I hope you have a successful trip.
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