Traveling with breast milk has become easier with several storage equipments available, and the airlines relaxing their procedures for feeding mothers.
While traveling with breast milk, women have to take some precautions when it comes to hygiene. In addition, they need to careful about how they store the expressed breast milk for the travel.
Calculate the total number of hours you will be traveling from home including the local commute time. It is important to include all possibilities because breast milk is very delicate in composition and it is not made to survive high temperatures and changing temperatures. It is a natural product and is best preserved naturally and that is in the breast in the end. In most cases women will express the breast milk at home just before leaving and store it suitably while traveling which would be the general assumption. If you are carrying breast milk in the liquid form, make sure you keep it in a temperature controlled case like a flask that is not too hot.
Also all the equipment that you are using to store breast milk should be sterilized perfectly and you have to ensure that they are dry before you fill it up with the milk. This is very important for the baby’s health.
The best and unbiased advice is to feed the baby even while traveling and not feel shy about it. The best food the baby can get is directly from the mother’s breast and not through storage mediums.
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