My first trip away from my son was essentially the end of breastfeeding him. After 18 months of dedication for both of us and several months winding down toward complete weaning, I got on that plane with great relief met by twinges of sadness knowing that it would probably really be over for good. For many moms who are still happily breastfeeding, those trips away home might be necessary for work, family obligations or even just sanity. They might also be stressful if the mom is committed to keeping her milk supply up while she’s away.
Glennia of The Silent “I” has once again stepped in with some practical tips to support breastfeeding moms who are traveling on their own. Her thorough suggestions for on-the-road pumping to dump or transport back home is so good you’ll want to print it off and stow it away in your sporty Medela carry bag as a checklist and pat on the back for all the hard work you’re doing for your little one even while you’re miles away.