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Sunday, July 22, 2007Three cheers for nursing moms who pump and travel! I'm two days late to this (was out of town on holiday with no wifi), but the TSA has announced a new policy toward breast milk on airplanes taking effect on August 4th that will make for much easier trips for nursing moms.
A press release from the TSA reads:
TSA is also modifying the procedures associated with carrying breast milk through security checkpoints. Mothers flying with or without their child will be permitted to bring breast milk in quantities greater than three ounces as long as it is declared for inspection at the security checkpoint.
As of the writing of this post, the TSA web site still references the old policies. I'd highly suggest that moms who are planning to travel print out this press release and carry it with them to show to TSA agents when declaring their breast milk.