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‘Traveling With Formula, Breast Milk, and Juice, Traveling with Children, Clarification on Ice Packs and Empty Bottles’
A few points:
- May be limited to times during allowed use of electronic devices.
- Some seats have power outlet availability. Otherwise use battery operated or manual pump options.
- Use breastpump wipes or purchase bottled water after clearing security if you will need to clean your pump or bottles on the flight. (Water in 10% of airplanes has been found to contain coliform bacteria.) Otherwise simply keep pump kit in cooler with frozen gel ice between pumping sessions.
- Some pumps have car adapter power availability. Otherwise use battery operated or manual pump options.
- Use breastpump wipes or bottled water if you will need to clean your pump or bottles on the road. Otherwise simply keep pump kit in cooler with frozen gel ice between pumping sessions.
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Approach #1: Smile, thank them for their concern and then change the subject.
Approach #2: Educate. Breastfeeding babies are unfamiliar territory for some folks. Explaining on demand feedings, maintaining milk production or that ‘babies doing a lot of growing, do a lot of eating’ can go a long way to calm unwarranted concerns.
Approach #3: Deflect. Say “Thank you for your concern, but our pediatrician recommends (insert rationale for the concern warranting unsolicited advice).”
Approach #4: Avoid the issue. Sometimes the path of least resistance is to excuse yourself and nurse the baby in peace and quiet and not open up your breastfeeding plans for community discussion.
Approach #5: Keep your sense of humor. Generally we spend holidays with those we love (and would like to continue loving) so remember that bitter advice often goes down better with a dose of humor.
Our Comprehensive Childbirth Class is is a one-day comprehensive class that covers labor, delivery and postpartum care, newborn care, and breastfeeding. After attending this class, you will feel more prepared and better equipped to enter into that life-changing stage of becoming parents! We meet on Sunday afternoons from 1p-7p. The cost of the class is $125 per couple and includes all of your books and materials, as well as a catered dinner!
Breastfeeding Works! will help prepare you for breastfeeding beyond the basics. Topics include pumping and storing milk, choices for long-term breastfeeding and ensuring a smooth transition back to work or school. This class is designed to pick up after the Comprehensive Childbirth class. Mothers going back to work should attend at least 3-4 weeks before returning to work.
Contact us for more information or for registration forms for any of our classes.
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