Has anyone expressed in a plane before? I am on a 8hr flight and will need to express. Don't want to get weird looks in the plane. Toilets are probably not the best place to do it
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13-05-2014 13:19 #1Member
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expressing in plane
13-05-2014 13:23 #2-
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Do you Absolutely need to express? How old is bub? Where will bub be? Could you get away with expressing before and after your flight?
Sorry but I personally would try and avoid expressing in such closed quarters. That's just me though.
13-05-2014 16:26 #3
If you ask the flight attendant they have a room at the back with a curtain you might be allowed to use.
They are pretty good about it. Usually.
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13-05-2014 17:24 #4Senior Member
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Do not try to
The high altitude and breasts full of milk are at a huge risk of mastitis.
Ask cabin crew if you can use a seat at the back and take a blanket you can cover up with if you feel like you need it.
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22-05-2014 09:43 #5Member
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Hi springrose, I had to express on my flight from Singapore to Brisbane which took 7.5 hours. I did it twice. I used my medela maxi swing which could also b powered on batteries. Depending on the frequency you need to pump (twice for me) make sure you have enough pump accessories as you can't sterilize on the plane, if not I believe you can get accessories wipes from medela at toysrus. I've heard you can use hand and mouth wipes as alternative but I have not tried it before. I took my bf cover and ignore the stares. I had my baby girl and hubby with me and another stranger to my left. If you are traveling alone, perhaps ask if you could move to a row where there are less passengers or perhaps if there is somewhere more discreet you can pump. You can't really hear the pump going because of the engine noise. I did it going both ways as I am very prone to mastitis so have to pump very religiously. Also make sure you have a cooler bag to store your expressed milk, the attendants can give you some ice in the bag to keep it cooler. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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