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    Question International Travel and Pumping

    Hi, all!

    I am going on a trip outside of the US in a month or so. My DS won't be able to come

    I will be pumping while away, and will have about 4 days' worth of milk by the end of the trip. Is there a way for me to bring this back to the US with me? Or ship it? What is your experience? I hate to waste it...


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    Join Date
    Dec 2009

    Default Re: International Travel and Pumping


    I'll also pm you the same info I spoke about in that thread.
    Little SW, Aug '09
    Miss MW, Jan '11
    Sir RW, Oct '12
    3 kids in 38 mos

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    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Brussels, Belgium

    Default Re: International Travel and Pumping

    You're going to have to check with your destination's rules. You will be under their jurisdiction when you attempt boarding with 4 days of milk. Call the airline and call the embassy. Get names of whom you spoke with, and do your best to get things in writing. Ultimately all security decisions are made by gate personnel, not overseas embassy staff. But if the country has published online guidelines for human milk you are in luck!

    Generally the US is the most strict on all travel restrictions so more than likely you will be fine. Good luck and bon voyage, even without LO.
    Katharine in Belgium
    Be the change you want to see in the world--Mahatma Gandhi
    DD2 Feb 2015 - natural birth VBAC with DD (2010) & DS (2011 VBAC)
    Ouch! Is it thrush or Raynaud's phenomenon?

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