How to fly overseas with baby milk and formula in 2020
Are you planning an overseas holiday with your family this year? I'm sharing all my tips in a checklist for planning a trip from 3 months before, getting a passport for your baby, booking accommodation down to the day you leave (don't forget your travel insurance, ID, itinerary, tickets, keys).
Having traveled with both my kids as newborn babies, I'm sharing all I learned that you need to know about bringing breastmilk, baby formula, and cows milk on an international flight.
1. Breastmilk is no problem if you are flying on a plane. When flying with breastmilk you can take it in bottles, breastmilk bags or other storage containers.
Here is the official advice from the Qantas website.
"A 'reasonable quantity' will be at the discretion of the security screening officer at customs.Baby products may include, but are not limited to:
baby milk, including breast milk;
baby food in liquid, gel or paste form;
anddisposable wipes. "
I used zip lock breast milk bags, as pictured below, you can buy them on the amazon website.
I poured the milk straight from the bottle on the pump into the breast milk bag. I then immediately placed it in the freezer at home. I took it on the plane still frozen in a thermo bag which came with my nappy bag. I had one attached to my nappy bag so I just used it.
These Medela breast milk bags are great as they have measurements on the side, and you can throw them out after you've used them. They are convenient and sterile, you pump and pour what you have pumped straight into the bag and seal it. You can then sit the pouch in a container of hot water if necessary. You can ask the cabin crew for a cup of hot water if you need to heat the breast milk pouches while you're on the flight.