Traveling and Breastfeeding

Traveling and breastfeeding can pose some challenges.

Here is what you need to know about your rights while traveling.

49 of the United States have public accommodation for breastfeeding laws.

You are allowed to breastfeed on any Federal property, including National Parks.  Right to Breastfeed Act

Therefore, you should be able to breastfeed in most airports, train stations, bus stations, rest locations throughout the nation without incident.

Where can you pump?  Check out:

Air Travel

Security:  The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has guidances about traveling with breast pumps and breast milk.  Read More

Did you experience harassment?  File a Complaint

Hygeia has a good article about traveling through TSA.  Read More

TSA Cares:   This new program from TSA provides a help line to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions.  Breastfeeding mothers who would like assistance through security with their breast pumps and breast milk

Tips for Pumping while on the Road

Tips for Pumping while on the Road

are encouraged by TSA to utilize TSA Cares, who can provide you with a Passenger Support Specialist to meet you at security and escort you through.  Read More

Airport lactation accommodations are sparse.

California passed legislation that mandates certain accommodations at large airports.  Read More

This research shows which airports have lactation accommodations.  Read More

Most airports will list a line for special assistance for disabilities.

Call the airport in advance and ask for a private location to pump when you are there.

Some of the airlines have first class lounges where you may find an appropriate location.

Good luck and happy travels!