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Traveling with a Nursling can be a challenge. Here´s some useful tips and links to make the experience easier.

"Lactation and the Law" star[offsite link]
Well-written comprehensive article on lactation and the law. Focuses in-depth on Emily Gillette´s experience with Freedom Airlines (Delta)and the legal ramifications for nursing mothers traveling by air.

Airline Pricing Policies for Children star[offsite link]
A great site that summarizes pricing for children, infants an unaccompanied minors on most major and some smaller airlines.

Airline Travel – Nursing on an Airplane star
Nursing on an airplane can be a stressful experience. Addresses coping with being in close quarters with strangers and potential harrassment from airline flight crews or other passengers.

Airline Travel Tips While Nursing star
Heading out on an airline trip? Here's some tips to make travel easier for a breastfeeding mom.

Breastfeeding at Weddings or Funerals star
Breastfeeding mothers are sometimes nervous about attending weddings or funerals with a nursing baby. Here's some considerations on whether these occasions and some practical tips if you decide to give it a go.

Car Travel for Nursing Moms star
Travel and safety tips for nursing moms heading out for a car trip with a nursing baby.

Celebrating Special Occasions While Breastfeeding star
Celebrating Special Occasions for yourself or others can be challenging for a breastfeeing mom. Here's some tips to make occasions like Valentine's Day, birthdays, anniversaries and other occasions special, and meet the needs of everyone involved.

FAA - Child Safety on Airplanes star[offsite link]
Includes updated information and details on use of Child Safety Restraints on airplanes. Just because a restraint says it is approved, check here to ensure that is still current.

Family and Critcism While Breastfeeding star
Holidays and family gatherings can be a stressful time for new nursing mothers. Includes tips to plan for these events and strategies to anticipate and common concerns about or challenges to breastfeeding that a nursing mother may encounter.

Lacation Law By State star[offsite link]
Lacation law by state is important to know and possibly even travel with a printout when visiting (or flying through) another state. La Leche League offers a great resource to each state´s statues and protections.

Reducing Stress During Family Visits star
Visiting with family can be both joyful and stressful for the nursing mother. But how Moms and Dads present themselves and involve family during visits can attract or deflect both wanted and unwanted advice or criticism. Share these tips on handling visits with your spouse.

Southwest Airlines Child Policies star[offsite link]
Southwest is a very family friendly airline. Here´s their policies on traveling with kids -- look for an analagous site on other airlines. This gives you a chance of what would be helpful to expect.

Summer Breastfeeding star
Tips for the breastfeeding mother for swimsuit season.

Tips for Breastfeeding at the Pool or Beach star
Nursing in public at the pool or beach can provide unexpected challenges for breastfeeding mothers. Even for mothers who are quite used to and comfortable with nursing in public, it can be an unusual experience. Here are some tips for integrating breastfeeding into your summer fun.

TSA Guidelines on Traveling with Breastmilk star[offsite link]
As of August 4, 2007, after much concern from nursing moms, TSA reclassified breastmilk as like liquid medication and allows milk to be carried on airplanes whether you are traveling with a child or without.

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