Jul 07 2008
As I was trying to re-write this post, I got lazy. Yes, I wrote “RE-WRITE” because I realized I’ve written this before for MMB.
Well, bringing home EBM is not a new stuff. I learnt it from a supermom, SiawFui in MMB, and improved it as I have more experience, and with the change of airline rules etc. When I came back from New Zealand, I received lots of enquiries on how to do that. As SF was my guru in this, I consulted her. She suggested that we write an article and place in the FAQ area.
Though 4 years have come and gone, the tips in the article is still useful and valid. So, I think instead of re-writing it, I’ll just provide links to that article, which is now split into 4 parts after Lilian revampt the pages:
In the articles, we have provided tips like:
- What do you need?
- How to choose the right cooler box?
- How to store the EBMs when traveling?
- Where and when to express?
- Ensuring EBMs safe in hotel freezer
- Sterillize pumps when travling
- Transporting EBMs home
- Custom/security issues at airport (though a bit out dated)
We also provided pictures of our pumps and cooler boxes. But I have to admit these articles cover only shorter distance, for traveling within this region.
2 years ago when I traveled to US when Isabel was still a baby, I had to bring back frozen EBM in more than 30 hours journey. I did it twice. Once very successful, once nearly failed (due to not enough frozen milk to fill the space) as some milk already thawed. The tips in the above article won’t help. It was a total new experience for me. If you want to know how I did it, read EBM from Chicago and New York.
In fact, I wrote quite a lot in this category Brfg: Travel. Do check it out, coz I have shared some challenges following the liquid ban policy, about my experience in Manila and in China Guangzhou. Things are definitely getting more and more challenging and nasty for us breastfeeding moms. That’s when we feel we need support the most!
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