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Q&A: Shipping Breast Milk?

I'm going on a trip. Can I ship my breast milk home to my baby? How?
ByErin van Vuuren
Updated
January 30, 2017
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Sure. Long-distance moms have been known to overnight milk on a daily basis. (Exhausting? Yes. But the moms say it’s worth it.) Your best bet is to freeze the milk and pack it in dry ice before shipping. If you’re using an expedited shipping method (like next-day or second-day air), it should arrive still frozen — even if you’re shipping across the globe. Check out the table at IceColdIce.com to find out how much dry ice it will take to keep your milk solid. (It all depends on how much milk you’re shipping.)

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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