If you’ve travelled by plane before, you know the drill. You have to pull out your laptops, take off your belt and shoes, no liquids or gels over 3.4 ounces (100mL). But did you know that there are special rules for mothers travelling with breastmilk or formula?
According to TSA, formula and breastmilk are permitted through the security checkpoints. Here are some tips and tricks that will help:
1) Remember to remove breastmilk or formula from your bag and to let the TSA officer know that there is an excess of 3.4 ounces of liquid in your carry-on bag. The TSA officers may need to open the container to complete safety protocols, which may include testing a small portion of it in a separate container. Breastmilk does not need to be tested for explosives. If the TSA agent asks, you can say "no."
2) Frozen breastmilk can be visually inspected.
3) Ice packs and frozen gel packs are permissible by TSA.
4) Breastpumps, which are considered medical devices, are permissible. Unfortunately, each airline has different policies regarding pumps so be sure to check the policies specific to the airline you are flying beforehand.
Maia will simplify much of this process! Maia can be brought through TSA clearances with no trouble! Maia offers an all-in-one system for storing, cooling, and monitoring breastmilk. Holding up to 10 ounces of breastmilk in a sleek design, the Maia provides you with the freedom to store and cool breastmilk everywhere and anywhere. You’ll never go back to carrying freezer packs again!
When the world opens up again, make sure you pick up your Maia to make your journey much easier. Stay tuned for pre-sale coming soon!!