Traveling with Frozen BM?

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Registered: 07-07-2006
Traveling with Frozen BM?
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 8:59am

My family is traveling from FL to MD tomorrow ... It's a 2.5 hour flight, but if you add in the time it takes to drive to / from the airport, as well as the "lag time" that we will have waiting for our plane to depart, and waiting for luggage on the other end ... I figure we will be "in transit" for about 6 hours altogether.

For various reasons, I need to take 2-3 bags of frozen BM with me ... And I'm wondering what the best way to transport it is?

I have a small, soft cooler which I know I can take on the airplane ... But will the milk stay frozen if I just pack it with regular ice packs (the square ones that came with my pump)?

Do I need to go get dry ice? ... Or is there another way to do this?


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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 07-22-2009 - 10:28am

It's my understanding that the blue ice packs are actually warmer than frozen milk and the best way to transport frozen milk is tightly packed in a cooler (probably hard sided is better than soft) with no ice with newspaper filling any gaps in space. This is from the milk bank association recommendations and in our hospital policy.

I don't know about the dry ice.

If you know you are going to use some expressed