Woman Says Breast Milk Kept Her Off Plane

Old Jun 23, 07, 4:46 am
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Originally Posted by thegeneral View Post
The woman still has the breasts and they contain milk no? Why would she bother with this and not just breast feed on the plane? She could easily pack a shawl so it would be a private affair.
Did you READ the op's link??

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Unrelated to the above, it's a sick, sick world when I can carry on a 5 oz. tube of (ostensibly) Rx toothpaste with nil-to-no questions asked but a lactating mother is expected to suffer fools so gladly.

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Old Jun 23, 07, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by thegeneral View Post
The woman still has the breasts and they contain milk no? Why would she bother with this and not just breast feed on the plane? She could easily pack a shawl so it would be a private affair.

You must not have read the original story.

This is a nursing mom who travels on business, WITHOUT her baby. A breastfeeding mom must feed the baby, or use a breastpump, 3-4 times a day to maintain her milk supply and avoid painful engorgement and possible breast infections. Therefore, she's using a breastpump while travelling, and wants to bring the expressed milk back home to her baby.

This isn't an issue of 'nursing in public'. It's whether a nursing mom can transport liquids (breastmilk) when the baby is not with her. TSA rules don't allow carryon of the volume of liquids that are usually produced by a lactating mom. (One pumping session usually creates more milk than would fit in 3 oz containers in a 1 quart bag). This situation (according to the story), the mom tried to carry the milk in a bag larger than 3oz, even though it only contained 3oz of liquid.

Current TSA rules allow the nursing mom to carry0on expressed milk ONLY if the baby is travelling with her. Of course, the irony here is that if baby is travelling, mom wouldn't need the stupid pump - she could feed directly. We'd all love the luxury of travelling with our babies but that's generally not feasible on business trips.
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Old Jun 23, 07, 11:52 am
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Wouldn't the solution be to put the milk containers in a checked bag?
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Old Jun 23, 07, 12:24 pm
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
Wouldn't the solution be to put the milk containers in a checked bag?
And risk having them lost/damaged/spoil?

It's not like one can just go buy some more at the A&P.

Furthermore, it shouldn't be happening in the first place!

There is NO VALID REASON to restrict liquids other than a small group of imbeciles' Hollywood-inspired delusions.
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Old Jun 23, 07, 12:41 pm
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The unreal, nay, Hollywood-like mentality about the facts of motherhood is stunning to me. And coming from government officials who are here to "protect us"? They ought to be tarred and feathered!!
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Old Jun 23, 07, 10:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Spiff View Post
And risk having them lost/damaged/spoil?
Yes, just like all the rest of the checked baggage.
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Old Jun 23, 07, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
Yes, just like all the rest of the checked baggage.
Or Kippie can admit he's full of it and rescind the liquid carnival.
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But just think! That milk, when mixed with other substances brought on board (after-shave, deodorant, toothpaste, etc.) by co-conspirators, could have blown the plane to smithereens! I for one thank the stars that the Kipster is protecting us from explosive breast milk.)

Breast milk doesn't have to be mixed with anything else to be deadly. When ingested by an infant or toddler it can be converted into a substance that is absolutely toxic. Have you never changed a diaper, man?
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Old Jun 24, 07, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
Yes, just like all the rest of the checked baggage.
If I lose my shampoo, I can buy some more at Kmart.

Your cavalier attitude equating breast milk with shampoo is truly shameful.
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Originally Posted by oklAAhoma View Post
Breast milk doesn't have to be mixed with anything else to be deadly. When ingested by an infant or toddler it can be converted into a substance that is absolutely toxic. Have you never changed a diaper, man?
That's nothing compared to when junior starts on solid foods, though! Although, would that output then be considered a solid or a gel?
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Old Jun 24, 07, 9:47 am
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Originally Posted by Spiff View Post
Your cavalier attitude equating breast milk with shampoo is truly shameful.
Thinly vailled insults from Spiff? I must be doing something right.
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Old Jun 24, 07, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by okazon69 View Post
That's nothing compared to when junior starts on solid foods, though! Although, would that output then be considered a solid or a gel?
I'd consider it a paste or a gel and would be very happy to let TSA confiscate it.
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
Thinly vailled insults from Spiff? I must be doing something right.
Or really have no understanding of a traveling lactating mom's needs.
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Originally Posted by Superguy View Post
Or really have no understanding of a traveling lactating mom's needs.
Guess again.
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
Guess again.
Based on previous posts, I'd guess the same thing again.
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