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An essential guide to travelling with a newborn for breastfeeding moms

In case you are planning a trip in the summer, here is what you need to know, in terms of what to carry to make the journey as comfortable as possible

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It can be confusing and a bit uncomfortable for a new mother, who is breastfeeding, to be travelling with her baby. But, it is not entirely impossible, and should one decide to undertake a journey, there should ideally not be anything stopping them from doing so.

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What should new moms know before travelling with their breastfed baby? Neha Dhupia’s breastfeeding and parenting initiative, called ‘Freedom To Feed’, posted a guide called “travel tips for all our families”. So, in case you are planning a trip in the summer, here is what you need to know, in terms of what to carry to make the journey as comfortable as possible.

1. Essential breastfeeding travel gear

– Carry a nursing cover or a top.
– Carry storage bags or bottles and a portable cooler.
– Also carry a portable pump.
– Do not forget a dual-voltage power adaptor.

Always carry a portable pump. (Photo: Getty/Thinkstock)

2. While travelling with a baby and breastfeeding, remember:

– Don’t rush.
– Seek out breastfeeding-friendly spaces.
– Grab the window seat.
– Drink enough water.
– Feed your baby expressed milk.
– Know your rights and stay safe.

We hope these tips help you!

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First published on: 16-06-2022 at 01:20:49 pm
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