I’m back from my first business trip as a nursing mom and I’m sharing my tips, tricks, and lessons learned about traveling with breastmilk!
I hope you and your family had an amazing Thanksgiving! I am still full and slowly recovering from a food coma. I regret nothing. Anyway, as I shared a couple of weeks ago, I just went on my first business trip for work since I had Isaac. When I found out I had to go on this trip, I was beyond stressed. Not only did I need to build up my freezer stash fast for while I was away (see my post on how I did it here, but I was so worried about traveling with my pump and breastmilk. I had heard SO many horror stories of women being forced to dump breastmilk due to uninformed (read: stupid) TSA agents.
Fortunately, I got some really great advice on one of my favorite breastfeeding support groups on Facebook, Fancy Pumpers (can y’all tell that I love Facebook groups?). I wanted to share some of the great tips I received, as well as a few tips, tricks, and lessons I learned along the way. I hope these tips will help you relax and enjoy your time without feeling too much #momguilt. I seriously was so sad to leave my baby behind, but everything turned out just fine and I made it back with all of the liquid gold for my little one. So mamas, it can be done with just a little determination and perseverance!