I have three children, 4, 2.5, and 4 months. I am EBF and have to travel for a week for work in November. I just cannot fathom pumping and dumping a weeks worth of milk...has anyone ever pumped while away from your child and tried to fly with frozen milk? Or shipped on dry ice? I won't stop breastfeed because of work travel...but also don't want to waste that liquid gold either!! Any suggestions?
Re: Traveling without baby while EBF
I just flew with both expressed milk and my ice pack. Ice packs are ok for security. They can scan them like they do the milk. I flew through both LAX and NYC airports for reference and neither TSA had issue with the ice pack.
I have also flown with frozen steaks before with sealed ice packs as carry on baggage and never had an issue. Suprisingly, TSA seems to be more worried about the milk itself and not the ice pack.\
Also from the TSA Website: https://www.tsa.gov/travel/special-procedures/traveling-children
3-1-1 Liquids Rule Exemption
Formula, breast milk and juice in quantities greater than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters are allowed in carry-on baggage and do need to not fit within a quart-sized bag. Separate formula, breast milk and juice from other liquids, gels and aerosols limited to 3.4 ounces.
Ice packs, freezer packs, frozen gel packs and other accessories required to cool formula, breast milk and juice are allowed in carry-on. If these accesories are partially frozen or slushy, they are subject to the same screening as described above. You may also bring gel or liquid-filled teethers, canned, jarred and processed baby food in carry-on baggage. These items may be subject to additional screening.