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Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 AM   #1
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Traveling with expressed milk

DD is 3 weeks. We'll be going on a 12 hour car ride with her in another 3 weeks to go to my sister's wedding. I'm planning to start pumping this week so that the following week she can start drinking the occasional bottle so that by the time of the wedding DH can feed her if she's hungry during the ceremony (I'm in the wedding). I was thinking I would put some expressed milk in a cooler to take with us. What's the best way to het it there still good? Or should I just pump when we get there all sleep deprived and hope I can express enough through the chaos? Thanks in advance for any tips you may have. This is all so new to me!

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Old 09-24-2012, 01:08 AM   #2
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I'd pump upto a week before and keep it in the fridge. Then put it in a cooler with ice. Refill if needed during the car ride. Fresh milk is good for upto 8 days. Once frozen and unthawed its only good 24 hours.
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Re: Traveling with expressed milk

they actually make coolers that can plug into a car you don't have to worry as much about the ice. they're not too expensive, and might be worth saving you some hassle!
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Re: Traveling with expressed milk

They also make milk warmers that is for the car too. Make sure the hotel has a fridge too. Also, can you alter your dress so you can breastfeed too at the reception? Or hopefully it is a strapless dress
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