Taking milk on a plane while flying with a baby

1. Breastmilk is no problem 

You can take breastmilk in bottles or other containers with no issue at all, the following is taken 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;
  • sterilised water;
  • juice;
  • baby food in liquid, gel or paste form; and
  • disposable wipes. "

2. Formula is also allowed. 

Take as much formula and water to make is up as you need for your child on board. Again from the Qantas website is the below advice. 

"Products such as baby milk powder that are not liquids, aerosols or gels can be taken onboard."

3.Breastfeed on the plane to avoid ear pain 

I personally found it easiest to breastfeed the baby on the plane especially on take off and landing, to avoid ear pain. With two children having done over ten flights while they were under 1 year old, this worked for me and I managed to never have a screaming baby on the plane. (Maybe it was just luck!) 

4. Cows milk for older babies

If your baby is older, and no longer having formula or breast milk, bringing small (200ml) UHT milk cartons that don't need to be refrigerated and can be opened anywhere is very convenient. 




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