Breastfeeding Mothers Need to Make Special Considerations While Traveling

Mothers need to plan ahead and know what to pack

Published on in CHOP News

Mother kissing young child Each year, more than 3 million breastfeeding mothers travel by plane, train or automobile. When you consider only 8 percent of airports in the United States provide spaces for mothers to breastfeed and pump, and trains provide no accommodation unless it is an overnight trip, a lot of mothers are left scrambling trying to find space that is both sanitary and private.

Diane Spatz, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, Director of the Breastfeeding and Lactation Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), recently wrote an article for The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing to offer tips for mothers on how to plan ahead while traveling.

Read the full article.