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TSA Announces New Breastmilk Policy

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Three 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.

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  1. Blogger onlin4u | 6:19 PM |  

    We love your Blog

  2. Blogger Wendy | 5:04 AM |  

    Yahoo! Travel this year has been tough -- lost luggage with 60 oz frozen breastmilk in it being the worst.

  3. Blogger Heather Dudley | 7:22 AM |  

    AWESOME! The last policy change included the "if you have your baby" caveat.

    This is wonderful!

  4. Anonymous Anonymous | 8:57 AM |  

    This is great news. Now my checked luggage won't be over the 50 lb. weight limit! Woohoo!

  5. Blogger Julie | 2:40 PM |  

    YEAH! Thanks so much for posting the updated info. This will make air travel a little nicer.

  6. Blogger jenn | 7:59 AM |  

    a lil late to the party but... flying from savannah to DC i toted 12 oz (two full 6ers) right through security. The agent asked me take out my "boob juice" and put it in its own bucket, but not a head was nodded.

    Didn't use em though as I BF on the plane instead. Right next to a soon to be daddy who couldn't have been more excited. Love love love supportive Daddies!

  7. Anonymous Anonymous | 7:31 AM |  

    I carried 30oz of breast milk on the plane from the Dominican Republic to NY. My hubby told the inspector in the DR what it was (some hand gestures were necessary hee hee) the inspector peeked at it and let us through.

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