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  1. #11
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    May 2009
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    Default Re: Surviving International Flight

    We took our son across country on the plane and what I did was that I pumped enough to be able to freeze some so that when we were on the plane I could just warm them up and give them to him.
    Patty

    Alex born on Feb 4, 2009 7lb 10oz

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Surviving International Flight

    When I've needed to, I've pumped in the airplane bathroom. Not pleasant, but workable. Never occurred to me to pump in the seat!

    Best of luck!

  3. #13
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    Feb 2009
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    Default Re: Surviving International Flight

    I just pumped in my seat on a very packed cross country flight. I didn't care what anyone else thought I have a Medela Freestyle so it made the portability factor much easier than a bigger pump, but if your pump has a battery pack I'd just make sure to have extra batteries so you know they will get you through the whole trip. Wearing a nursing shirt or having some kind of blanket/cover will help you be more discreet.
    Trish~homebirthing mom and surro mom to DD Kaelie (5/03) surro son Aidan (2/08) & surro daughter Ellyss Anne 6/09; Proud to EP!!

  4. #14

    Default Re: Surviving International Flight

    We're making a similar trip from Chicago to London, and will actually be away from my 10 month old daughter for 2 weeks. This definitely gives me some ideas on pumping on the plane. Anyone have ideas about pumping while traveling around London and other places, walking around and such? I don't really think I'm going to be able to transport 2 weeks worth of breastmilk back on the plane ride home, so I'll probably have to pump and dump just so I can keep my milk supply up while we're gone. Also, has anyone ever been away from their baby for that long and have tips on keeping milk supply up?

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