Air travel, Storage questions - afraid I am going to have to throw away milk
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|Tue, 03-20-2012 - 5:48am|
My LO will be 4 months in less than 2 weeks and I have been pumping for almost the whole time since LO wasn't latching in the beginning. She now latches but I work outside the home so only breastfeed LO once in the evening after I get back and then may be half of her feedings on weekends depending on if we are out and about or not.
We will be going on vacation early May (LO would have just turned 5 months) for a week - 10 days. Currently I make between 40-45 oz per day and LO drinks about 24 oz + one feeding from me. I have about 15-20 oz extra but I also rotate my freezer stash everyday by giving 5 oz of previously frozen milk per day so I end up freezing 20-25 oz per day. Now my questions are:
1. When I on vacation, I will plan on feeding LO all fresh milk so I will have about 15-20 oz extra perday. At the end of 10 days I will have 150-200 oz of extra milk. How can I bring all that milk back safely so I do not have throw the milk. I will be changing two planes and the actual travel time is probably going to be at least 8-9 hours door to door.
2. I assume I canot take gel icepacks (like the ones that come with Medela bags). So what do I need to buy to transport milk.
3. Has anyone done this before and what is the best and easiest way to accomplish this.