The world is your oyster, even with a newborn in tow. With a little planning and preparation, you can continue to breastfeed your baby while enjoying all that the world has to offer. Here are some top tips for traveling while breastfeeding:
1. Plan ahead:
- Know your rights: Familiarize yourself with the breastfeeding laws in your destination country. In many countries, it is illegal to discriminate against breastfeeding mothers in public places.
- Research your accommodations: Look for hotels or Airbnbs with designated breastfeeding areas or private rooms where you can pump or nurse.
- Pack smart: Bring along a comfortable nursing bra, a nursing cover, and a breast pump if you plan to pump. Momcozy’s hands-free breast pump is a great option for travel as it is lightweight, portable, and whisper-quiet.
2. Breastfeed on the go:
- Find a comfortable spot: Look for a quiet, private place to nurse your baby. Parks, cafes, and museums are often good options.
- Use a nursing cover: If you feel self-conscious about breastfeeding in public, use a nursing cover to provide some privacy.
- Be patient: It may take your baby a little longer to latch on if you are in a new environment. Be patient and try to relax.
3. Pump and store your milk:
- Pump regularly: If you are away from your baby for more than a few hours, you will need to pump to maintain your milk supply. Momcozy’s hands-free breast pump is perfect for pumping on the go.
- Store your milk properly: Store your expressed milk in a cooler bag with ice packs. You can also store it in the freezer for up to six months.
4. Stay hydrated and eat healthy:
- Drink plenty of fluids: It is important to stay hydrated while breastfeeding, especially when traveling.
- Eat a healthy diet: Eating a healthy diet will help you maintain your milk supply and keep your energy levels up.
5. Take care of yourself:
- Get enough rest: When you are traveling, it is important to get enough rest. This will help you cope with the stress of travel and keep your energy levels up.
- Take breaks: Take breaks throughout the day to rest and relax.
6. Advocate for yourself:
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help: If you need help breastfeeding in public, don’t be afraid to ask for help from a flight attendant, restaurant staff, or other mothers.
- Know your rights: If you are discriminated against for breastfeeding in public, know your rights and stand up for yourself.
7. Enjoy the journey:
- Traveling with a baby can be stressful, but it can also be a lot of fun. Take some time to relax and enjoy the experience of bonding with your baby in a new place.
Momcozy is committed to making breastfeeding easier for moms on the go. Our hands-free breast pump is the perfect travel companion for breastfeeding moms. It is lightweight, portable, and whisper-quiet, so you can pump your milk anywhere, anytime. Our nursing bras are also designed for comfort and support, so you can nurse your baby with ease, no matter where you are.
With Momcozy, you can travel stress-free and know that you have everything you need to continue breastfeeding your baby on the go.