The most precious gift bestowed on you after your baby is the breast milk that your body produces. This incomparable nutrient continues to be beneficial to your child even after she is introduced to solid foods. Breast milk continues contributing to the healthy development of your child. In addition, this unique gift is something that you can share with your child at any place and time. Our suggestions will make your life easier.
During a journey it is possible to breastfeed your baby or provide him/her with your breast milk. To avoid feeling uncomfortable, you can use a piece of cloth to cover yourself while breastfeeding, and choose the window seat on a plane, as this will offer you a wider area of movement or use the washrooms of the vehicle you choose to travel on to breastfeed your baby or pump out your milk.
Acquire the tools necessary for transportation
You can carry the breast milk you pumped with you in special cups or pouches designed for this purpose. However, to avoid the pumped milk going stale, you must keep it in portable coolers stocked up with ice inside. The breast milk will maintain its freshness up to 24 hours in this type of cooler. Do not forget to write the date on the cups or pouches you use to store your breast milk. This will ensure that the milk pouch to be used is chosen according to the date and as such the freshness of the milk is kept under control.
Suggestions for trips on a plane
If you are going to travel by plane, you must make sure that you know the rules pertaining to fluid carriage limitations and the amount of breast milk you can take with you to avoid losing any of your breast milk that you labored to pump. The rules may differ in the cities and countries you visit.
During air travel, you should choose to breastfeed your baby during takeoff and landing. This will reduce the pressure in your baby’s ears and avoid any discomfort or pain for him/her.
Due to the fact that you will be surrounded by crowds at places infested with germs, you should wash your hands or use disinfecting liquid on your hands before pumping breast milk or breastfeeding your baby.
If you are travelling in a private vehicle, you can plan the places you will stop to pump your milk or breastfeed your baby ahead of time.
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