What Breastfeeding Moms Should Know About Air Travel
Know Your TSA Rights and Fly With Breast Milk | Mamava
Air travel can be a headache for anyone, and for breastfeeding mothers, flying presents a whole other set of challenges. Breast milk, formula and juice are all allowed through security in your carry-on bag. Breast milk is exempt from the 3. It can be helpful to print out the TSA guidelines ahead of time to present to officers in case of any confusion or problem. But as Mayer noted, travelers do not have to waste their breast milk or expose it to possible contamination. Screening procedures are increasingly noninvasive. You can ask the TSA agent to put on a fresh pair of gloves if they handle your bottles or bags of milk.
Sarah Salow, her husband and month-old son had purchased the airline's basic economy tickets that allow passengers just one carry-on, which must fit underneath the seat. The family had with them "a stroller, diaper bag, backpack and the cooler. The stroller was allowed to be checked for free. Technically the only carry-on was the backpack. So yeah, the attendants at the Boston Logan International Airport clearly had no clue what they were doing.
Breast milk, formula, and juice are all allowed in your carry-on bag. You also can ask the TSA agent to put on a fresh pair of gloves if they handle your bottles or bags of milk. Unfortunately, it may depend on the TSA agent you encounter as TSA agents have the final say about what is allowed through security.